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San Antonio Sports Sidelines - March 2013
San Antonio Sports

March, 2013

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Valero Go!Kids Photos
2013 Valero Go!Kids ChallengeTM Photos

DII NCAA Women's Elite Eight Basketball Championship
NCAA 2013 Women's Elite Eight
The top eight teams in the country will vie for the national title when San Antonio Sports and St. Mary’s University host the 2013 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship March 26-29 at Greehey Arena

Hall of Fame Tribute 2013
NCAA National Collegiate Fencing Championship
Fencers in NCAA DI, DII, & DII schools will meet in San Antonio to determine the national champions March 21-24 at Freeman Coliseum.

Corporate Cup 2013
Don’t miss the day-long friendly competition that encourages camaraderie, wellness, charitable giving and athleticism. Register your team for the 2013 San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup - presented by HEB.

NCAA Championship City

Impacting Our Community
As I complete my first two months with San Antonio Sports, I’d like to share the great joy I have from seeing firsthand the impact we have throughout our community. Our goals are to help develop healthy kids, create places to play and host events that impact. I have had the opportunity to engage with our team in each of these areas over the past few weeks.

We recently completed a site visit with USA Swimming to discuss our bid for the 2016 United States Olympic Trials for Swimming and you can rest assured that we provided a very compelling case for bringing this major event to San Antonio. To the 12,515 of you that participated in our “I’M IN” campaign and our partners from the Marriott hotels, Hilton Palacio del Rio, The RK Group, Express-News, Clear Channel Outdoor and everyone involved from the City of San Antonio – thank you!

I have visited all 13 of the new Bexar County sports facilities that will impact the health and quality of life for our children and their families for many years. We are working closely with Bexar County to launch the Bexar County Games - a series of youth competitions throughout the county to introduce these facilities to our citizens.

Also, we launched our 10th annual Valero Go! Kids ChallengeTM, a program that reaches over 180,000 elementary school students teaching the importance of routine exercise and proper nutrition that will help in the fight against childhood obesity. Here’s a shout out to Cambridge Elementary School for hosting our kickoff event!

Thank you for being part of our team!

Russ Bookbinder
President and CEO

San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute
Hall of Fame More than 900 guests enjoyed a memorable evening and saw the transformational power of sport first-hand as the class of 2013: Norm Charlton, Joe Conrad, Nell Fortner, Larry Kenon and Ed Whitacre, were inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame. The San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute is San Antonio Sports’ largest fundraiser and we raised $181,000. Proceeds benefit our kids programs, including our afterschool, club diving and volleyball programs, as well as our school-based Valero Go!Kids ChallengeTM and ING Kids Rock marathon training program. To see photos from the evening, click here.

Congratulations to raffle winner Bobby Corbo. Congratulations also go to the top raffle ticket sellers who each won a $100 gift card to Flemmings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Sister Schodts Reed $5,950, Mike Stoltz $1,900 and Mike Chapman $1,000.

San Antonio Sports Saturdays at EZ's

Every Saturday through April 20 will be “San Antonio Sports Saturday” at all local EZ’s Brick Oven & Grill locations. Enjoy your favorite EZ’s food and drop your receipt in the specially-marked boxes at the pick-up counter. Fifteen percent of pre-tax proceeds will be donated back to San Antonio Sports. It’s EZ!

Run the Jailbreak
The Jailbreak is coming to San Antonio on March 16! The Jailbreak is an off-the-grid adventure run covering 3.1 miles over 16-20 muddy, wet, fun-filled obstacles followed by beer, bands and BBQ. San Antonio Sports is the official charity of the local Jailbreak. Use code SASPORTS and save $10 while supporting San Antonio Sports! The online registration deadline is March 14.

2013 NCAA Fencing Championships
Fencing is one of only four sports to be included in every modern Olympic Games. It was also one of the original sports in the first Olympic Games in ancient Greece. The top collegiate fencers from around the country will compete in San Antonio March 21-24 at Freeman Coliseum when San Antonio Sports and the University of the Incarnate Word host the2013 NCAA Fencing Championships. For event details, including tickets, click here. We also need volunteers to help at the competition. If you are interested, please contact David Blank at or register online at

2013 NCAA Elite Eight
The top eight teams in the country will vie for the national title when San Antonio Sports and St. Mary’s University host the 2013 NCAA Elite Eight Women’s Basketball Championship March 26, 27 & 29 at Greehey Arena. All session and day passes are available for purchase online. Click here for ticket details. San Antonio Sports also has a limited number of FREE game tickets available for elementary and middle school groups to attend the game(s) of their choice. Group tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and the deadline for requests is March 15. Email to get details. Don’t miss seeing some great championship basketball!

Scorpions and Toyota Field Ready for Fútbol

Soccer in San Antonio will take another major stride forward Saturday, April 13, when the Scorpions play their first North American Soccer League (NASL) home match of the 2013 season at colorful new Toyota Field.

The Scorpions, last season’s NASL regular-season champs, will take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 2012 playoff champions, in the home opener. “The Scorpions franchise is unique in that all net profits from the team and Toyota Field go to help expand programs and services for the special-needs community through non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first and only ultra-accessible theme park,” noted Scorpion’s President Howard Cornfield.

More information about the Scorpions FC, including ticket sales, is available at Morgan’s Wonderland information can be found at or by calling (210) 495-5888.

Corporate Champions
Become a Corporate Champion.

Bank of America
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Business Champions
Become a Business Champion.
David Ison & Sons Insurance, Inc.
The Watermark Group
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Champions Club
(Individuals giving $1000+.)
Join the Champions Club.
Guy A. Clumpner
Janet Holliday

Individual Champions
Become an Individual Champion.

Donna Fields
Wendy Gumbert
Mary Reilly-Magee
Mark Phariss
Ruth Bowman Russell
Bob & Lisa Tramontano
Teri Wenglein
View the complete list of individual champions.



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