Bidding on a Final Four
The epitome of March Madness was on display when San Antonio hosted the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship 2nd & 3rd rounds. Anyone who was at the AT&T Center or watched the North Carolina vs. Iowa State game will agree. There's nothing like the excitement of a down-to-the-wire, barn-burner! Baylor played an incredible game on both ends of the floor to beat Creighton. From the initial 64-team field down to the last game of the Final Four, the road to an NCAA Championship has many twists and turns!
Now we are turning our attention to win the right to host another Final Four for the Alamo City. Delegates from San Antonio Sports, the City of San Antonio and UTSA will travel to North Texas this weekend for the 2014 NCAA Final Four to observe and meet with NCAA staff regarding the status of our Final Four bid. We are bidding to land the event in the 2018-2020 window.
San Antonio Sports staff is working hard on our bid, which is due May 9. After that, a site visit will be scheduled some time during Aug.-Oct. The last step of the process is the San Antonio bid committee visiting Indianapolis for a final presentation to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee and staff. Selections will be announced in November.
We are convinced that San Antonio is the perfect place to host the Final Four. Our Alamodome can be upgraded to meet all the specifications for the games, and nothing beats our downtown footprint—the close proximity of hotels, the convention center, the River Walk and other amenities that make it a first-rate fan experience.
Stay tuned for more bid information and how you can get involved to help support the effort!
President and CEO
If you haven't registered your team for the San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup presented by H-E-B, don't delay. We will cap this year's entries at 70 teams. And we're getting close. Plus you won't want to miss all the fun and excitement. New this year will be a kids' fun zone so participants can bring their families. And the mascot tug-of-war will be great fun to watch. Puro San Antonio! If you haven't liked our Corporate Cup Facebook page, you're missing out. Participants selected The Worx to be the band that will play in the athlete village though social media. We'll also have a few more contests before May 31. To learn more about the San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup, click here.
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|We're only six weeks away from San Antonio Sports' fifth annual Fit Family Challenge, presented by Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The 12-week summer program will kick off with a free 5K on Saturday, May 17 at Port San Antonio. Families will have the opportunity to be active, eat better and learn about health and fitness. Weekly workouts are held in neighborhoods with the highest risk for diabetes and obesity, but any family can participate. There will also be four more family-friendly Saturday events at locations around the city in cooperation with City Council districts.|
|Pull for Kids|
|If you like shooting, join us for our annual Pull for Kids, an exclusive, interactive experience for hunters and shooters at the National Shooting Complex. You can create your own interactive shooting experience with the option to shoot skeet, trap or sporting clays. Or let USA Olympian and world record holder Terry Howard help you sharpen your shooting skills. There will be awards for the top skeet, trap and sporting clays shooter, and two and four-man team awards for sporting clays. Pull for Kids is May 7. To register, click here.|
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