Love your Family: Join Fit Family Challenge
The family that plays together, gets healthy together. That’s what we hope will happen this summer to those who take part in the San Antonio Sports Fit Family Challenge. Exercise can be fun, and doing it as a family provides a built in support group. Thanks to the generosity of the Kronkosky Foundation and the Blake, Kymberly and George Rapier Charitable Trust and other sponsors, San Antonio Sports is offering this FREE four-month program for a second year. Our goal is to register 15,000 participants, have families get active 30-60 minutes, five days a week, and make a commitment to eat healthier. It’s easy to participate! Sign-up and track your progress at www.FitFamilyChallenge.com.
Dr. Susan Blackwood
| Fit Family Challenge Kick-Off |
| World Boxing Champion Jesse James Leija and hundreds of families joined the official kick off of San Antonio Sports Fit Family Challenge presented by Kym’s Kids and the Blake, Kymberly and George Rapier Charitable Trust, on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Edgewood ISD’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. The kickoff event included a parade, performances by Edgewood student groups and other fitness fun. Jacqueline Ortiz, News 4 WOAI, served as emcee for the press conference. For the next four months, families can track their fitness activities and nutrition, participate in free fitness events, and utilize a great web site where you can track activity online or through a smart phone, “ask a trainer” your fitness questions, and much more. Participants even have the opportunity to win a $3000 grand prize and other cash prizes and incentives. |
In 2010, Fit Family Challenge focus group families saw positive changes in exercise habits and healthy eating behavior as well as a significant improvement in weight and BMI in children and adults. Join us and have fun getting fit!
| Hall of Fame Golf and Tennis Classic |
|Don’t miss a great day of golf or tennis at the beautiful Dominion Country Club, all while supporting a good cause when San Antonio Sports hosts its Hall of Fame Golf & Tennis Classic on May 23. Golfers and tennis players have a chance to mingle with some of San Antonio's sports luminaries at the annual event. San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame members play in the tournaments and are honored guests at the afternoon awards ceremony and reception. To date, Hall of Fame members George Gervin, Frank Arnold, Gary Bell, Jerry Comalander, Joe Cortez, Joel Horlen, Cliff Johnson, John Miles, and Johnny Moore are signed up to play golf. A NEW addition this year is the tennis tournament. The open play, doubles format will begin at 10 a.m. Register today! || |
| Get Fit 4k |
| Walk or run for fun! Join San Antonio Sports on Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. until noon at Port San Antonio for the Get Fit 4K, a free fun run. An official Fit Family Challenge event, the first 700 who register get a t-shirt and the first 700 to finish get a medal. You can register online at FitFamilyChallenge.com or click here. The Get Fit 4K is sponsored by District 4 Councilman Philip A. Cortez, Port San Antonio, Team Day One Physical Therapy & Wellness, and Westside Development Corporation. |
Not a runner? San Antonio Sports is looking for volunteers to help at the Fit Family Challenge Get Fit 4K. Register to volunteer by clicking here or contact David Blank at 210.820.2191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
| New Baseball Facility Breaks Ground |
| The Missions Baseball Academy is the seventh of 13 facilities being built under the Bexar County sports facilities funding program. The first phase will feature four full size baseball fields, with additional land available for expansion. The academy is located at Highway 90 and Callaghan Road. |
Left to right: Doug Elmore, owner, San Antonio Missions; Burl Yarbrough, president, San Antonio Missions; Judge Nelson Wolff; Dominique Ramirez, Miss San Antonio; Paul Elizondo, county commissioner; Ray Lopez, city councilman; Skip Bradley, San Antonio Men's Senior Baseball league.
| Divers Do Well |
| At the 2011 USA Diving West National Championships in April, San Antonio Sports Community Olympic Development Program diver Christopher Law won the 14-15 Boys 1-meter event and was second on the 3-meter. |
Former CODP diver Justin McDonald (pictured right, holding award) who recently won the 1 meter national championship for University of the Incarnate Word at the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships this year was named UIW male athlete of the year.
Congratulations to Christo, Justin and their diving coach, Tommy Law.
| Fencers Score at Qualifier |
| Congratulations to the following fencers who participated in the South Texas Divisional Qualifier last weekend. |
Nick Walker 1st- C & Under Men's Foil
Topi Perez 2nd - Y-14 Men's Foil
Delaney Mendoza, 2nd - C & Under Senior Women's Foil
Lupe Duran 3rd- Y14 Women's Foil
| San Antonio Sports’ Receives a $10,000 Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation |
| San Antonio Sports will use its $10,000 Bank of America Charitable Foundation grant to impact the health and wellness of nearly 300 K-5 grade youth through our Dreams for Youth Afterschool Program. Youth participate in afterschool sports and fitness activities throughout the school year in the Harlandale and San Antonio ISDs. || |
| Fit Family Challenge Benefits from a $10,000 Aetna Foundation Grant |
|San Antonio Sports received a $10,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation to support its 2011 Fit Family Challenge. Funds will support a free 4-month family-friendly fitness and nutrition program over the summer months. The goal is to serve over 15,000 family members by providing access to fitness and nutrition resources and events. || |
| Silver Stars to Host WNBA All-Star Game |
| The 2011 WNBA All-Star Game is coming to Texas for the first time in league history. The AT&T Center in San Antonio will be hosting this premiere event on Saturday, July 23, at 2:30pm (CT). See the top women’s basketball players in the world compete as West battles East. Individual tickets start at $11 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster, including by phone at (210) 225-TEAM, or online at ticketmaster.com or sasilverstars.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the AT&T Center Southeast Box Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on weekend event days starting at 10 a.m. or by calling 210-444-5090. || |