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San Antonio Sports Sidelines - February 2011
San Antonio Sports

February, 2011


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NCAA DII Swimming and Diving Championships
San Antonio Sports and the University of the Incarnate Word are proud to present the 2011 NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships, March 9-12, 2011 at Palo Alto Natatorium. Click here for tickets.



NCAA Volleyball

Get your ticket packages now for the 2011 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship, Dec. 15 & 17, 2011.



NCAA Division I men's Basketball
Get one of the best seats in the house! Alamodome suites available. For more information, contact Chynnon Albeck at 210.207.3650 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.207.3650      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or chynnon.albeck@alamodome.com.





NCAA Championship City


Don't miss these events!

Confidence, perseverance, teamwork, respect and discipline are the words our 2011 San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame inductees chose to describe the transformational power of sport (see below). Don't miss the annual San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute presented by AT&T. You can purchase tickets for this amazing evening at sanantoniosports.org. If you're a basketball fan, you won't want to miss the excitement when March Madness returns to the Alamodome. Tickets for the NCAA Div. I Men's Southwest Regional, March 25 & 27, are on sale now. Click here to get yours.


Dr. Susan Blackwood
Executive Director


San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame
It's not too late to get tickets for San Antonio Sports' largest fundraiser. On Friday, February 18, five outstanding individuals will be inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame: Priest Holmes, Jerod Douglas, Laura Neugebauer Groff, Carl Marvin Gustafson and Al Marks. Reserve your seats now for this gala event, which benefits the youth sports and fitness programs of San Antonio Sports. For more information, contact Myrna Reyes at mreyes@sanantoniosports.org or 210.820.2109 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.820.2109      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. 2011 SAS Hall of Fame


Enjoy a Meal at Fish City Grill and Help San Antonio Sports
Come out and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner and help raise funds for San Antonio Sports' youth programs on Tuesday, March 1, at the Fish City Grill in the Northwoods Shopping Center (281 North/18130 San Pedro). San Antonio Sports will receive 15% of the entire day's sales. Fish City Grill selected San Antonio Sports as its First Tuesday Benefit charity for March. For more information, please contact Dorsena Picknell at 820-2112. We hope to see you there! Fish City Grill


Volunteers Wanted: Swimming and Diving Championships Slated for Palo Alto Natatorium
Palo Alto College is proud to be hosting the 2011 Western Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. The championships will be held February 23-26. Please join the volunteer family for this event and help San Antonio put its best foot forward by making this championship a memorable experience for the student-athletes and their fans. Volunteers are needed to help assist Western Athletic Conference staff.

DII Swimming and Diving Championships
DII Swimming and Diving Championships


San Antonio Sports and the University of the Incarnate Word are proud to co-host the 2011 NCAA® Division II Swimming and Diving Championships, March 6-12, also at Palo Alto. For both events, volunteers are needed to help assist timers, basket attendants, and ticket takers/sales.

To volunteer for one or both events, click here or contact David Blank, volunteer coordinator, at (210) 820-2191 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (210) 820-2191      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or dblank@sanantoniosports.org.


NCAA President Visits San Antonio Sports Board of Directors
The 105th annual NCAA Convention was held in San Antonio last month. First-year NCAA President Mark Emmert took time from his busy schedule and spoke at the San Antonio Sports Board of Directors meeting.

Emmert reflected on his fond memories of San Antonio and emphasized the NCAA's mission and the importance of their role to help student athletes be successful. "So our mission, first and foremost—believe it or not—isn't to generate money," Emmert said. "It isn't to figure out how to finally put on a football championship. It isn't just controlling the rules and regulations of the game. It's helping young people be successful—on the field, in their lives, and in the classroom, and we do that remarkably well, despite a lot of misconceptions.”

When asked about the current BCS model, Emmert responded candidly. "If, over the course, there's interest in changing that model in any fashion and there's a role for the NCAA then we're ready to participate, but we're not going to be driving that train.” he said. "We run 88 national championships—and we're pretty good at it—so, if there's a way we can be helpful, then we're ready to do that.” He also addressed the city's chances of hosting another NCAA Men's Final Four in the future. "The dynamic of that is very complicated,” Emmert said. "I don't know what to say about handicapping it. But I would encourage you to bid for all the events that make sense for your city.”

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US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association

San Antonio Sports Receives a $200,000 Grant from the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation
San Antonio Sports received a generous $200,000 grant from the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation for its 2011 Fit Family Challenge. Funds will support program activities over the summer to include school-based events, county-wide events, training journals, a website, fitness trainers, recognition activities and program staff.

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Kronkosky Charitable Foundation

USOC Awards San Antonio Sports a $30,000 Grant to Implement Adaptive Fencing Program
San Antonio Sports received a $30,000 grant from the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Paralympic Veterans Program. Funds will support All Can Fence which will provide adaptive fencing and access to physical activity for disabled veterans, disabled members of the Armed Forces, and the physically disabled community of San Antonio. Partners include the San Antonio Fencing Center, Brooke Army Medical Center's Warrior Transition Unit and Center for the Intrepid, and the Audie Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital. For more information, please contact Anna Gonzalez at 210-355-8637 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210-355-8637      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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US Olympic Committee

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

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Mission Concepción Sports Park Breaks Ground
Ceremonies were recently held as the San Antonio Catholic Archdiocese and Bexar County began construction on a sports park that will be integrated with the San Antonio River Mission Reach as well as historic Mission Concepción.


Left to right: Fr. Martin Leopold, County Commissioner "Chico" Rodriguez, Judge Nelson Wolff, County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, City Councilwoman Jennifer Ramos, Fr. David Garcia.





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Business Champions $1000

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Champions Club
(Individuals giving $1000+.)
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Jenny Carnes
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Individual Champions
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Brett Arnold
Robert Braubach
Mary Rose Brown
Mark & Nicole Greenberg
Frank and Cecilia Herrera
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B.J. “Red” McCombs
Susan McGee
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Margie O’Krent
Dolores Ostwald
Judy Lynn Perez
Bob & Laura Raymond






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