"Setting" a Record
If you love to watch games that showcase athleticism and fast action, purchase your tickets today for the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship, which San Antonio will host Dec. 15 & 17 in the Alamodome. We're trying to break the all-time NCAA volleyball attendance record of 17,431 set in Omaha, NE and know we can do it with your help. We want to show that San Antonio is a great sports town and there's no place like the Alamo City to host NCAA championships.
Volleyball is the second most popular sport in the world, ranking behind soccer among participation sports, and it originated in the United States. Today there are more than 46 million Americans who play volleyball. You'll have a chance to see some of the best women's players in the country compete. Click here to find out more about tickets and packages. And help us "set" a record.
Dr. Susan Blackwood
| Nominations Being Accepted for the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame |
| Do you have a local sports hero? Public nominations are being accepted for the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame. Nominees must have made an impact in the world of sports, either through outstanding athletic achievements or outstanding contributions to athletic programs, and have ties to San Antonio. The new class will be announced during a press conference on October 17 and officially inducted during the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute presented by AT&T on February 10, 2012. |
Nominations are being accepted through Wednesday, July 13.Nomination forms can be found at www.mysa.com/sports. If a person is already on the ballot, he or she does not need to be nominated again. To see a list of current members of the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame, visit http://www.sanantoniosports.org/hofmembers.html.
| Fit Family Challenge Fit Fest Takes Over Wonderland of the Americas |
| Join us at the Wonderland of the Americas Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Road, on Saturday, July 9 from noon until 3 p.m. The Fit Family Challenge & Bexar County Health Collaborative Fit Fest will offer lots of fun family activities, including floor hockey, Zumba, hula hoops, an obstacle course and more. There will be door prizes too. For more information, visit fitfamilychallenge.com. || |
| San Antonio Sports Receives a $50,000 Grant from H-E-B and the H-E-B Tournament of Champions |
|Thanks to a generous $50,000 grant from H-E-B and the H-E-B Tournament of Champions, San Antonio Sports will continue to impact the health and wellness of K-12 grade youth across San Antonio through its health and fitness program: Dreams for Youth, Dreams for Youth Afterschool Program, Kids Rock San Antonio, and Valero Go!Kids Challenge. Grant funds will support program costs and provide San Antonio youth access to quality sports and fitness programming. || |
| The Greehey Family Foundation Awards San Antonio Sports with a $20,000 Grant to Support Its Dreams for Youth Afterschool Program |
|San Antonio Sports is the recipient of a generous $20,000 grant thanks to The Greehey Family Foundation. Grant funds will support program costs for our Dreams for Youth Afterschool Program to expand services to children whose families are serviced by Haven for Hope. The Greehey Family Foundation's support is helping San Antonio Sports provide a safe, healthy afterschool environment for youth, specifically those at-risk of academic failure and poor health, to excel to their greatest potential. || |
| Get Fit, San Antonio! |
|Take your fitness to the next level! Join the Get Fit Challenge. Gather your co-workers and make the commitment to run or walk the Rock ‘n' Roll San Antonio Marathon or ½ Marathon. Organized groups of 10 or more are invited to join in the Get Fit Challenge and compete against other companies for bragging rights. All participants on Get Fit teams will receive a $10 discount on their entry fees. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams in each division for bringing the most participants, not based on time. Results will be posted online. To find out how to register your team, click here. || |
| New Soccer Fields Ready for Action |
|Bexar County officials and Alamo City Youth Soccer Organization (ACYSO) representatives cut the ribbon on San Antonio's only contiguous soccer field complex on June 23. The Culebra Creek Soccer Complex is one 45-acre plot that can be formatted into five full-sized soccer fields or any number of smaller youth-sized fields in any desired configuration. The light system also allows for the balanced lighting of every field. When combined with the adjacent ACYSO complex, tournament organizers will have 12 full-size soccer fields available. || |
(left to right: Jim Ramsey, partner, Primera Partners, and project manager; Troy McGrath, vice president, AYSCO board; Wayne Harwell, developer and donor of the land; Katie Bourn, AYSCO player; Bexar County Commissioner Paul Elizondo; Raul Zamora, City of San Antonio Sr. Advisor on Parks, Code Compliance & Solid Waste)