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Sidelines - August 2011 - San Antonio Sports
San Antonio Sports

August, 2011

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Local Student Embraces Olympic Experiences
Local Student Embraces Olympic Experience

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

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon

Golf and Tennis Classic
Enjoy a day of golf or tennis and be the first to find out who will be inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

San Antonio Sports Leagues
Register now!

NCAA Championship City

A Favorite Destination for NCAA Championships

It’s hard to envision when it’s 100 degrees outside, but December will be here before we know it and you have an opportunity to make it a holiday season worth remembering! San Antonio Sports will be hosting the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship Dec. 15 & 17 in the Alamodome. The premier events San Antonio Sports hosts, like the volleyball championship, frequently offer legacy opportunities for children, including sport clinics and tickets underwritten by donors. But staging a premier event also means assuming financial liability, along with managing logistics and transportation, overseeing promotion and ticket sales and coordinating legacy youth outreach opportunities. And while these premier events deliver economic impact and media awareness for our community, they are designed to break even and do not provide ongoing funding for our organization.

Join us in making San Antonio THE favorite destination for NCAA Championship events. Purchase tickets to the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship and show the NCAA that we’re the perfect host location for amateur athletics. You’ll also see amazing athletes in action and exciting games. Click here for ticket information.

Dr. Susan Blackwood
Executive Director

Fit Family Challenge Finale Bash
On April 30, San Antonio Sports kicked off its second annual Fit Family Challenge, presented by Kym’s Kids and Blake, Kymberly & George Rapier Charitable Trust, a program designed to get families moving together and eating more healthfully. The program draws to a close on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 8-10 am at HemisFair Park with a Finale Bash. Hundreds of families are taking part in the program this summer. At the finale, there will be a 2K walk around HemisFair Park, Zumba and other family-friendly activities, as well as the drawing for the $3,000 grand prize and other prizes. For more information, visit Fit Family Challenge

Come Play with Us!
San Antonio Sports is kicking off an adult recreational sports league beginning in September. Players of all abilities are encouraged to participate in a variety of upcoming seasons including co-ed sand volleyball, 4x4 flag football, co-ed softball and bowling. There will be player awards for top-finishing teams and proceeds benefit San Antonio Sports’ youth initiatives.

The adult sports leagues are a new business venture for San Antonio Sports, and align with our mission to transform our community through the power of sport. Adults, kids shouldn’t have all the fun playing! And parents, show your kids that playing sports can be a life-long endeavor. For details and registration for individual seasons, click here.

Get on the Bus! Dallas Cowboys Game Trip on October 2
Now that the NFL season is a reality, take a road trip to see the Dallas Cowboys play the Detroit Lions on Oct. 2 at 12 noon. Former Cowboy and current San Antonio Sports board member Wane McGarity will be your host. For $250 per person you'll enjoy game-day bus transportation, refreshments aboard the bus, and mid-level game tickets. Questions? Call Dorsena Picknell at 210.820.2112. Space is limited, so reserve your seat now!

Dallas Cowboys trip

San Antonio Sports Receives a $39,000 Grant from the Najim Family Foundation
Thanks to a generous $39,000 grant from The Najim Family Foundation, San Antonio Sports will impact the health and wellness of elementary youth in the Harlandale and San Antonio ISDs through its Dreams for Youth Afterschool Program. Grant funds will provide backpacks, apparel and healthy snacks to children participating in the sports and nutrition program.


AugustHeart Offers Free Screenings!
Bart and Doré Koontz decided to launch AugustHeart after the loss of their son, August, in Oct. 2008 to an undiagnosed congenital heart condition known as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes.

The AugustHeart Young Athlete Heart Screening Program is a community-wide program dedicated to providing free heart screenings to Bexar County student athletes, ages 14 to 18 (including marching band members, cheerleaders, mountain bikers - anyone who participates in strenuous activities!), for HCM and other heart disorders.

Their first free heart screening event is Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9am to 1pm in the Full Goods Building at The Pearl (200 Grayson Street). Pre-registration is strongly encouraged so please visit for more information and to register. Now August’s spirit lives on through AugustHeart!


Corporate Champions
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AirCheck News Taping
Halo Distributing Co.
Haven for Hope
Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
U.S. Global Investors, Inc.

Business Champions
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North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
Omni La Mansion Hotel
PPI Sports

Champions Club
(Individuals giving $1000+.)
Join the Champions Club.
Tom Akin
Sandi Blumit
Kelley & Pat Frost
David R. Schmidt, MD
Michael Stoltz

Individual Champions
Become an Individual Champion.
Curtis Anastasio
Cookie & Lou Belinsky
Hank Brummett
Norman Dugas
Tom Frost
Larry Goldman
Steven Green
Bernie Kampschmidt
Dr. Thomas Kingman
Rosemary Kowalski
Leonard Lawrence
Bill Lyons
Alan McDonald
Gen. William McBride
Bill McCandless
Philip Pfeiffer
Al Richter
Bruce Smith


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