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San Antonio Sports Sidelines - March 2011
San Antonio Sports

March, 2011

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Shoes a Hit with Dreams for Youth Athletes
Shoes a Hit with Dreams for Youth Athletes






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 Division I men's Basketball
Invitational shotgun shoot fundraiser, May 11, 2011 at the National Shooting Complex.





NCAA Championship City


Our Volunteers Are Awesome

Volunteers are a vital part of the San Antonio Sports family. For athletes, coaches, and their supporters who travel to our events, like the upcoming NCAA DII Swimming & Diving Championship, our volunteers are the face of San Antonio, creating memorable experiences for participants and fans. After each event, I'm reminded of what a friendly, dedicated and knowledgeable group we have. If you've never volunteered for one of our events, please join us. Community service hours are available. Click here to register, 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. If you've helped before, I look forward to seeing you again.


Dr. Susan Blackwood
Executive Director


San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute
More than 1,000 people enjoyed the induction ceremony for the class of 2011 at the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute on Feb. 18. Always an elegant affair, the Alamodome was transformed as Al Marks, Jerod Douglas, Laura Neugebauer Groff, C. Marvin Gustafson represented by his son, Carl, and Priest Holmes entered the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame. More than $100,000 was raised, with proceeds benefiting San Antonio Sports youth initiatives. Hall of Fame photos by David Smith


Fleming's Supports Hall of Fame Auction
A special “thank you” to Mark Knezeak, operating partner of Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, for his many contributions to the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute. Fleming's donated their private dining room for the Hall of Fame auction meetings, two nights of discovery for 16 for the silent auction, two gift baskets of wine, and four $100 gift certificates. We're grateful for Fleming's continued support of San Antonio Sports.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar





NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship Slated for Palo Alto Natatorium
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. Morning trials begin at 10:30 a.m. each day, and finals begin at 6 p.m. each evening. For ticket information and specific event times, click here.

US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association

Help Wanted!
Volunteers are still needed for the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships, March 9-12. Assistance is needed helping timers, as basket attendants, and ticket takers/sales. Come be a part of the excitement and help showcase San Antonio's infamous hospitality. To sign-up, click here or contact David Blank, volunteer coordinator, at dblank@sanantoniosports.org or 210.820.2191 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.820.2191      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.



Something New for the Hall of Fame Golf Classic
Mark your calendar for the 2011 San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Golf and Tennis Classic, Monday, May 23, at the Dominion Country Club. This year, we're adding tennis to the fun, and all the proceeds benefit San Antonio Sports youth initiatives. 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.


The Valero Go!Kids Challengetm Kick-Off
The weather outside was chilly, but the gym at Kelly Elementary was hot as 300 students kicked off the 2011 Valero Go!Kids Challenge with special guests Olympian Josh Davis, three-time WNBA All Star Marie Ferdinand, SAISD Superintendent Robert Durón and the Burbank High School drum line, cheer squad and student athletes. Everyone had a great time doing Zumba with the kids as their inaugural activity. To see pictures of the kickoff, click here.

Over the next eight weeks, more than 160,000 students in elementary schools across the area are being physically active and making healthy choices, like eating more fruits and vegetables and replacing sugary drinks with water. They log their activity online or in a special journal, and receive healthy treats as they reach key milestones. The 2011 Valero Go!Kids Challengetm culminates on April 10 with a special field day in the Alamodome. To find out more, visit gokidschallenge.com.


March Madness Returns to the Alamo City
Get your tickets now as the Road to the Final Four® goes through the Alamodome, March 25 & 27. Find out if your team will be in San Antonio's NCAA Southwest Men's Regional on Selection Sunday, March 13! Tune into CBS at 5pm (Central) on March 13 to see the bracket unveiled. Lower level tickets and suites still remain, so don't miss the best of college basketball when the Alamodome hosts the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games. For more information on the tournament, visit NCAA.com. Remember to take advantage of being a San Antonio Sports member if you are interested in purchasing regional tickets. SAS members receive priority over the general public and it's not too late to join! Any new member to enroll at the $1,000 level will receive two free tickets to the Men's Southwest Regional. If you're interested in this special offer for new members contact Dorsena Picknell at dpicknell@sanantoniosports.org or 210-820-2112 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210-820-2112      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Click here to view all of your ticket options.


Local Coach to be Part of Olympic Team Staff
Congratulations to former UTSA women's assistant track coach Rose Monday who was recently named a 2012 Olympic coach for USA Track and Field. She will be an assistant coach for USATF's 2012 Olympic women's team, specializing in endurance athletes.
Rose Monday

Corporate Champions
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KPMG
Republic National Distributing Company LLC
San Antonio Economic Development Foundation



Business Champions
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Papa John's
SA Automobile Dealers Association

Business Champions $2500
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Allied Advertising
Bracewell & Giuliani
GLI, Inc.
PBK, Inc.


Business Champions $1000

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Holiday Inn SA International Airport


Champions Club
(Individuals giving $1000+.)
Join the Champions Club.
Jenny Carnes
William E. Greehey
Dr. Earl Smith
Paul Young




Individual Champions
Become an Individual Champion.
Brett Arnold
Robert Braubach
Mary Rose Brown
Mark & Nicole Greenberg
Frank and Cecilia Herrera
John D. Likovich
B.J. “Red” McCombs
Susan McGee
Randy & Jane Moody
Margie O'Krent
Dolores Ostwald
Judy Lynn Perez
Bob & Laura Raymond




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