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San Antonio Sports Sidelines - July 2014
San Antonio Sports

July, 2014



Nominate Your Local Sports Hero

Whenever I walk by the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame which is located in the Alamodome, I'm impressed with the distinguished talent that has ties to San Antonio and have been elected into the hall. You have an opportunity to nominate your local sports hero for inclusion in the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame. Public nominations are being accepted now through July 20 via MySanAntonio.com. Click here for details and to make a nomination. A selection committee made up of community leaders, members of the media and members of the Hall of Fame will make recommendations on the Class of 2015 later this summer. Be the first to find out who made it into the hall at our San Antonio Sports Charity Golf Classic (see story below) October 6 when we announce the Class of 2015. 

Then save the date for our induction ceremony which will be held Saturday, February 28 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The 2015 San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute promises to be an incredible evening, with a top notch live and silent auction and a live performance by Grand Funk Railroad. Join us in celebrating those who have helped transform our community through the power of sport and be a part of our San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame.



Russ Bookbinder
President and CEO

Tee Up for a Good Cause
The San Antonio Sports Charity Golf Classic will be Monday, October 7 at the Dominion Country Club. 

This year's event will include two flights, and in between we will introduce the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015 at a press conference. Several celebrity guests and members of the Sports Hall of Fame will also play in the tournament. 

Register today to enjoy the competition and camaraderie on the links of this challenging private golf course. You will also be the first to know who will be inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. Contact Myrna Reyes at mreyes@sanantoniosports.org or 210.820.2109 for more information or to register.



Rock n RollTurn Employees into Rock Stars
Setting a goal and training for an event is inspiring. But crossing that finish line with rocking music, an announcer calling your name and a medal being placed on your neck is empowering. It's a milestone that changes people and their lifestyles. The Rock Corporate program not only empowers employees to become Rock Stars but encourages them to come together as a team to reach their fitness goals. Register for the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon and be part of the Rock Corporate program. 

Visit rockcorporate.com to see which packaging level fits your company best. 

Volunteer Opportunities
Break up the summer doldrums! San Antonio will be hosting the 2014 USA Swimming Southern Zone Championships, July 29-August 2 at the Northside Swim Center. We need volunteers to serve as swim marshals and timers. Volunteers can be 14 years and older, which creates a great opportunity to volunteer as a family, and we happily offer service hours for students. To volunteer, click here.



Former SAS Chairman Bob Coleman Passes Away
San Antonio Sports lost a dear friend and influential supporter when Bob Coleman passed away this past weekend. Bob was the chairman of San Antonio Sports from 1988 -1993 when the organization hosted the U.S. Olympic Festival. He was inducted into the first San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame class in 1995 and led the charge to bring the first NCAA Men's Final Four to the Alamo City in 1998. Bob also helped to establish the Alamo Bowl and organized the local ownership group that kept the San Antonio Spurs in the Alamo City. His business acumen and passion for sports still impact our city today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Coleman family, including his wife Ann and their son Brock. 

Thanks to the San Antonio Express-News for this story and the photos of Bob doing what he loved best -- bringing premier sporting events to our city.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made in Bob's name to San Antonio Sports, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. Donations may be made online or mailed to:
San Antonio Sports
Reference: Bob Coleman Memorial Gift
P.O. Box 830386
San Antonio, TX 78283-0386

 


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