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What would you do with $20,000?
Silver & Black Give Back

April, 2014

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Online voting March 24 - April 7

Silver & Black Give Back launches website redesign in time for online voting

What would you do with $20,000? These kids' answers might surprise you. Head over to the newly redesigned to see what our 20 semifinalists have been up to all season. Then, vote for your favorite project. 

Online voting will run from March 24 - April 7 and will help Silver & Black Give Back determine the five Team Up Challenge Champions. Each champion school will receive $20,000 to continue their work improving our community.

We're not the only ones excited about online voting - Mayor Julian Castro stopped by one of our semifinalist schools and they got to talking online voting too! See the video here.


Skills and drills at SYBL clinic

Patty Mills and Sean Marks lead Spurs Youth Basketball League clinic

Spurs guard Patty Mills and Assistant Coach Sean Marks recently spent an evening visiting the Ramirez Community Center for a Spurs Youth Basketball League clinic.

Before Sean and Patty talked through fundamentals of basketball, they emphasized making good decisions and having a commitment to achieving your goals. Patty shared with the kids his own journey from Australia to the Spurs, and told the kids how important it is to listen to their parents and to try hard in school.

The Spurs Youth Basketball League was co-founded by Coach Popovich 24 years ago. To learn more about the league click here. To see photos from the event click here.


New girls basketball league launched

SBGB partners with YMCA for Future Stars League, presented by SWBC

The YMCA and the San Antonio Stars are working together to maximize the positive effects of girls playing basketball by emphasizing healthy competition and promoting teamwork along with individual development. 

With the help of the Stars, the Y will focus on life lessons to be learned from basketball and instill a positive self image in each player. The Future Stars league is for girls ages 7 - 12. To learn moreclick here

Together we have the power to empower!


Hand made glasses designed for SBGB

Local artist Gini Garcia created three designs for hand made tumblers, featured above. Each glass has a Spur at the base. Guests at this year's Tux 'N Tennies, presented by SWBC and H-E-B, received a glass as a gift at the event.

The glasses are available for purchase at 715 South Alamo Street or online A portion of each sale benefits Silver & Black Give Back.


Tim, Tony and Manu in Brilliant Technicolor

World renowned sports artist Malcolm Farley produced a limited number of giclee replica prints of the Tim, Tony and Manu painting sold during this year’s Tux ‘N Tennies live auction. He is famous for his visions of color and unique ability to capture the moment, the action, and the spirit of his subject. In his distinctive painting style, Malcom blends bold strokes of color with the drama and passion of the characters.  The giclee prints, with dimensions of 23”x40” are available for purchase at $1,500 each.  

To purchase call 210-444-5106 or email Gabrielle Gonzales  at
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