Bexar County Games
The first of four 2014 Bexar County Games presented by Ancira youth sports competitions took place last weekend at Mission Concepción Sports Park. Almost 100 basketball teams participated, more than double the number from last year. The energy from six full-courts with squeaking basketball shoes, whistles blowing and cheering relatives and friends was incredibly exciting!
The goal of the Bexar County Games presented by Ancira is to host top notch competitions in Bexar County facilities, which are some of the best venues in Texas. This allows local teams to play teams from around the county, region and from Mexico here in San Antonio instead of traveling to other venues in and outside of Texas.
Two of the remaining Bexar County Games— the Valero Missions Cup Baseball Showcase, July 12-13, and the Bexar County Games Copa Rayados Internacional soccer tournament Nov. 29-30—will have teams from Mexico participating. We hope to grow the international competition opportunities by providing a higher caliber of competition, while at the same time growing sports tourism in San Antonio.
The 2014 Bexar County Games will conclude with a lacrosse tournament also held on Nov. 29-30. Lacrosse is a rapidly growing sport and our goal is to create a "destination" tournament that will attract teams from areas with a mature base for the sport.
The Bexar County Games is just one more way San Antonio Sports is working to transform our community through the power of sport.
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Only one more week before team registration closes for the 2014 San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup presented by H-E-B. Don't miss out on the biggest year yet! More than 60 teams are preparing for a fun day of competition that also celebrates wellness, athletic skill, employee camaraderie and charitable giving. New this year is the Valero Kids Fun Zone with games and activities offered for kids ages 4-14. There is also live music, food trucks and free beer in the athlete village. What's not to like? With so many companies embracing wellness programs, this is the perfect chance to reward employees' healthy efforts while having fun, enjoying fierce divisional battles, t-shirt contests and so much more. It all happens on Saturday, May 31 at the University of the Incarnate Word. But don't delay. Registration closes May 16.
|Fit Family Challenge|
|Ready to get fit this summer? San Antonio Sports Fit Family Challenge presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas kicks off with a FREE D4 Heroes 5K on Saturday, May 17 at Port San Antonio. Weekly workouts at eight sites begin the next week (May 20) and continue until August. While the Fit Family Challenge focuses on the neighborhoods with the highest rates of diabetes and obesity, it is open to any family in Bexar County. Four additional family-friendly big events will be held throughout the summer with families eligible to win prizes, including $1,000 if they attend at least three weekly workouts between big events. The entire program is free. To register or learn more, visit FitFamilyChallenge.com|
|Spurs and Stars Basketball Camps|
|The San Antonio Spurs are hosting their annual Spurs & Stars Basketball Camps this summer for boys and girls, ages 7-18. Join San Antonio Spurs Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker for a week long camp focusing on fundamental skill development and training techniques. No experience necessary.
Use promo code SAS14 while registering online at SPURS.COM (Keyword: CAMPS) to receive an exclusive $25 discount (select weeks only). For more information call (210) 444-5021.
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