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Sidelines - February 2012
San Antonio Sports

February, 2012

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Valero Go!Kids Challenge
Valero Go!Kids Challengetm

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 Division II Women's Basketball Championship

NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship

NCAA Championship City

A Transformational Evening

I’m always amazed at the transformation of the Alamodome for our annual gala: the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute (see story below). The dome becomes an elegant, spacious venue housing an event that raises vital funds for our youth initiatives. Live auction items this year include a golf car autographed by the San Antonio Spurs team, a three-day hunt in Kerrville at the beautiful NuStar Lodge, and a VIP ticket package to the U.S. Grand Prix race in Austin. Please join us and witness first-hand the transformational power of sport. Get your tickets today!

Dr. Susan Blackwood
Executive Director

San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute
It’s not too late to purchase your tickets or table for the 2012 San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute presented by AT&T next week. At the black tie gala, the Class of 2012 will be 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 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 a chance to buy fabulous items in the silent and live auction. Visit for details or contact Myrna Reyes for more information at 210.820.2109 or

Board Names New Chairman
George Block, CEO/President of Haven for Hope, is San Antonio Sports’ new chairman of its board of directors. A founder of our 28-year old organization, he will serve a two year term as chair. “I’ve seen San Antonio Sports grow and change over the years and become known as one of the top sports commissions in the country. It also plays an integral role for our community as an advocate for athletic facilities, getting children active and generating economic impact through sports tourism.”

Six new board members also were named: Laura Biemer, San Antonio & Corpus Christi audit manager, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Bill Brendel, general manager, Crockett Hotel, Scott Daniels, general manager, Pepsi Beverages Company, Valorie Jackson, vice president, Texas Capitol Bank, Mike Knezeak, operating partner, Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, and Melissa Robledo, vice president of marketing communications, Time Warner Cable.
The USAA Foundation

Superior Health Plans Becomes Title Sponsor
Superior Health Plans has become the title sponsor of San Antonio Sports’ Fit Family Challenge, a four-month program motivating San Antonio families to get active, eat better and learn about health and fitness. Superior Health Plan proudly offers healthcare for Texans enrolled in the STAR, CHIP, MRSA, and Medicare programs as well as all children in the Texas Foster Care program. Fit Family Challenge

The Mirza Trust of San Antonio Awards $7,500 for Dreams for Youth
San Antonio Sports is the recipient of a $7,500 grant for its Dreams for Youth program from The Mirza Trust of San Antonio. Funds will support program costs and create positive life changes through the power of sport.

KCI Servant's Heart Foundation Awards a $10,000 Grant for San Antonio Sports Programs
San Antonio Sports is the recipient of a $10,000 grant thanks to the KCI Servant’s Heart Foundation. Grant funds will support our Valero Go!Kids Challengetm and Dreams for Youth and help San Antonio Sports transform our community through the power of sport.

Kohl's Provides Volunteers and $500 to Support ING Kids Rock San Antonio
Kohl's CaresThrough the Kohl’s Cares Associates in Action program, San Antonio Sports received volunteer support and a $500 award for its ING Kids Rock San Antonio culminating one-mile fun run at Brackenridge Park. Together, we are impacting the health and fitness of San Antonio youth.

Let's Do Lunch! Mark Your Calendar for March 6
Fish City GrillFish City Grill selected San Antonio Sports as its First Tuesday Benefit charity for March. San Antonio Sports will receive 15% of the entire day’s sales to support its youth programs. Come out and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner and help raise funds for San Antonio Sports' youth programs on Tuesday, March 6th at the Fish City Grill in the Northwoods Shopping Center (281 North/18130 San Pedro). For more information, contact Dorsena Picknell at 820-2112. We hope to see you there!

Don't Let Your Kids Be Bored This Summer
Summer Camps ExpoSan Antonio Sports will be one of many organizations with a booth at the first annual Summer Camps EXPO at the Wonderland of the Americas on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. This is a great opportunity to gather information about summer camps and programs and meet representatives from more than 25 organizations. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Corporate Champions
Become a Corporate Champion.

Business Champions
Become a Business Champion.
Holiday Inn Int’l Airport
Oak Farms Dairy
Sammis & Ochoa
San Antonio Economic Development Foundation

Champions Club
(Individuals giving $1000+.)
Join the Champions Club.
Gary & Sheila Arthur
Charles Ebrom
Susan McGee
Dr. Bob Zeigler

Individual Champions
Become an Individual Champion.
Brett Arnold
Henry Bain
Howard Baker
Jerry & Brenda Johnson
Mark Phariss
Earl Smith
Travis Wiltshire


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