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San Antonio Sports Sidelines - January 2012
San Antonio Sports

January, 2012

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Dreams for Youth Shoes a Hit!
There's Nothing Like a New Pair of Shoes!

San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame
Enjoy a special evening when the Class of 2012 is inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame on February 10, 2012.

San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup
Corporate Cup 2012
Enjoy a day-long friendly competition that encourages camaraderie, wellness, charitable giving, athletic skill and volunteerism. Sign-up your team today!

NCAA Championship City

Rally Your Team!

If one of your goals for this new year includes health and wellness, join San Antonio Sports for our 2012 Corporate Cup. A new endeavor for our non-profit, the Corporate Cup is a day-long friendly competition that encourages camaraderie, wellness, charitable giving, athletic skill and volunteerism. It will be held on June 2 at the University of Incarnate Word and there are 13 events from which to choose: from golf chipping to tug of war, football toss to corn hole toss. Each team will compete in one of three divisions based upon the company’s total number of San Antonio-based employees (full and part-time). Two companies of 20 or fewer employees may combine for one entry. It promises to be lots of fun! Get your team together and sign up today.

Dr. Susan Blackwood
Executive Director

Hall of Fame: An Evening to Remember
You won’t want to miss a very special evening when the class of 2012 is inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame. Bruce Bowen, David Hill, Stan Bonewitz, Leticia Morales-Bissaro, and Lt. Col. John Russell will be inducted on Friday, Feb. 10 at the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute in the Alamodome. Lance Berkman and Destinee Hooker, the San Antonio Express News sportsman and sportswoman of the year, will also be recognized. San Antonio Sports’ largest fundraiser of the year also offers an amazing silent and live auction. Purchase your table today. Visit for details or contact Myrna Reyes for more information at 210.820.2109 or

Volunteer of the Year
Almost 5,000 San Antonio Sports volunteers worked a total of 930,236 hours in 2011. And each one of them helped make our events successful. We cannot thank them enough for all their hard work. But one special volunteer stood out this year and was recognized as our Volunteer of the Year -- Linda Marie Garza. Linda Marie worked 20 of our 27 events and we could always count on her to show up and take care of details large and small. Thank you Linda Marie for your dedication and time, and thanks to all our volunteers who help us transform our community through the power of sport!

Click here to watch a short video tribute to Linda Marie.
The USAA Foundation

San Antonio Sports Receives a $60,000 Grant from H-E-B and the H-E-B Tournament Champions
Thanks to a $60,000 grant from H-E-B and the H-E-B Tournament of Champions, San Antonio Sports will continue to impact the health and fitness of San Antonio through its youth programs and Fit Family Challenge. Grant monies will help develop, implement and improve activities and programs centered around sports and fitness. HEB Tournament of Champions

The Myra Stafford Pryor Charitable Trust Awards San Antonio Sports $10,000 Grant
San Antonio Sports is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Myra Stafford Pryor Charitable Trust, Frost Bank, Trustee. Grant monies will fund technology-related equipment to empower communications and fulfillment of our mission.

Alamo City Digs Volleyball Championship
More than 13,000 fans saw UCLA defeat Illinois for the NCAA Div. I Women’s Volleyball Championship. A total 24,272 fans attended during the weekend, which included a memorable one-minute plus semifinal match point between USC and Illinois. Florida State, in its first championship, rounded out the final four. The weekend also included the PowerAde youth volleyball clinic for 250 girls hosted by the AVCA, a special “dream team” back stage tour of the championship won by a local club team, and a visit to the Young Women’s Leadership Academy by volleyball coaches from Iraq as part of a State Department sports diplomacy program. Olympian Kerri Walsh and future Olympian Destinee Hooker were also on hand sharing their love of volleyball during the weekend. Click here for a Championship photo gallery.

SAS Executive Named VC of Mayor's Fitness Council
Mary Ullman JaphetMayor Julián Castro has appointed Mary Ullmann Japhet, San Antonio Sports Associate Executive Director/External Affairs, vice-chair/chair-elect of the Mayor's Fitness Council for 2012. Tony Canty of Labatt Foods is chairman. Formed in 2010, the Mayor's Fitness Council brings together citizens, groups and organizations to help transform San Antonio into a healthier and more active community. Mary will assume the MFC chairmanship in 2013. For information about the Mayor's Fitness Council, click here.

Corporate Champions
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Business Champions
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Champions Club
(Individuals giving $1000+.)
Join the Champions Club.

Individual Champions
Become an Individual Champion.
Elizabeth Bender-Wells
Robert Braubach
Derrick Fox
Cristina Heaney
Robert Jones
Donna Normandin
Mary Reilly-Magee
Richard W. Smith, Jr.


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