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Everybody Wins at Corporate Cup - San Antonio Sports Sidelines -June 2017
San Antonio Sports

June, 2017

Everybody Wins at Corporate Cup
On June 3, we hosted our sixth annual San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup presented by OrthoNow. What a great day, seeing 86 teams with more than 5,000 employees ranging from CEOs to front line staff competing, tailgating, having fun...all for a good cause. Approximately $175,000 was raised for San Antonio Sports' youth and fitness programs. The event had an even deeper impact on the community through a Charity Challenge, which preceded the event. Teams had an opportunity to earn points through donations to the San Antonio Food Bank, Haven for Hope, Boys & Girls Club, South Texas Blood & Tissue Center and University Health System Blood Donor Services.
 
Since 2012, 4,020,611 pounds of food, 92,316 items of clothing and $83,118 in rental assistance for Haven for Hope residents, and 26,880 pints of life saving blood have been donated by Corporate Cup teams. Boys & Girls Clubs was our newest nonprofit added this year and teams contributed 4,779 dozen pencils, 6,880 dozen crayons, 1,189 glue stick 3-packs, 1,206 bottles of glue, 912 packs of construction paper, and $11,838 in monetary donations to purchase school supplies.These donations come at a historically slow time for the charities. We are proud that we can help other nonprofits in the community.

Thanks to all the teams who made this the best Corporate Cup yet. Congratulations to our division winners, Valero, NuStar Energy, Airrosti andStantec; as well as our tailgate competition winners, Citi, NuStar Energy, UPS Inside Sales, and Nature Sweet; and our t-shirt contest winners Whataburger, Broadway Bank, Pape-Dawson Engineers and Quintanilla Management.
 
We hope to see all of our teams return for another great event at the 2018 San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup on Saturday, June 2. Don't miss out on the fun. You can reserve a team slot by contacting Dorsena Picknell at dpicknell@sanantoniosports.org. With this year's early sellout, renewing early will be a must! 
Vote for San Antonio Sports
 
Vote for San Antonio Sports! We're a finalist for the national STRIVE (Sports Teach Respect Initiative Values and Excellence) award, which includes a $5,000 cash prize. You can vote once per day per email address through June 30. Please share with your family and friends. Click here to vote, and remember, every vote counts! 
Volunteer Spotlight: Cliff & Nancy Jenkins
 
Cliff and Nancy Jenkins volunteer for San Antonio Sports because they believe in our mission and enjoy the people they meet while volunteering. "It's important to get school-aged children involved in sports and physical activities and get them on a path to healthy living," explains Cliff. "It's also vital for adults to stay active and healthy. San Antonio Sports fulfills all of this and more. Plus, we have a ton of fun with all the volunteers and SAS staff!"
 
The Jenkins learned about San Antonio Sports while supporting the Valero Alamo Bowl's bid for the NCAA football championship game. "They needed people to sit at the
Arneson Theater and cheer when the NCAA Football selection committee motored by on the river. We didn't get the championship and we sweat more than ever before, but we had a blast!" That's when they decided to sign up for more events with San Antonio Sports and "have continued to have fun!"
 
While they enjoy working all the events together, Nancy's favorite event is the Valor Games. "It is incredibly inspiring to see these wounded warriors succeeding at things that most able-bodied people couldn't do," she says. Cliff leans a little more towards the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon.  He enjoys seeing people from all over the country returning to San Antonio year after year. They also frequently volunteer at the Spurs' Fan Zone, bringing along their daughters to help. 
 
The Jenkins say they look forward to volunteering for San Antonio Sports for years to come. And we look forward to having them as part of our team. If you'd like to join the Jenkins in volunteering, register at SanAntonioSports.org/volunteer and learn about upcoming events. 
It's a (Fit) Family Tradition

The eighth annual Fit Family Challenge presented by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas is underway. It kicked off with 3,000 runners at the D4 Heroes 5K with Councilman Rey Saldaña. And now through Aug. 12, free weekly fitness activities and frequent health screenings are scheduled at eight sites to help participants get fit and track their progress. The program is open to all families in Bexar County, however, it targets neighborhoods that have the highest rates of diabetes and obesity. In an effort to eliminate barriers to participation, the weekly events take place at schools and churches in the target neighborhoods. New this year, Antioch Baptist Church joins Baptist Temple Church, Rayburn Elementary, Rogers Elementary, Dwight, Anson Jones and McAuliffe Middle Schools, and A.C.E.S. Early College High School as weekly sites.
 
The first $1,000 prize winner was drawn June 3. Cynthia de la O has been participating in the Fit Family Challenge for three years and attends classes three times a week. "I've met so many wonderful people," she says. "The instructors are absolutely wonderful, and
of course, at the same time you're getting healthy, energized and getting that workout you really need."  She was thrilled to win for the first time. "I was telling all the girls I've never won anything and maybe this will be my chance." It was. "They called my number and I couldn't even yell out I was so excited!" Cynthia encourages everyone to come to a Fit Family Challenge class. "Join. It's so much fun!"
 
You can join at any time.Visit FitFamilyChallenge.com to learn about weekly class sites and times. 
Be Part of the Trophy Team
The Final Four wants you to join our volunteer Trophy Team! There are less than 300 days until the Big Dance, and we need your help to spread the word that the Final Four is coming.  As part of the Trophy Team, you'll escort the official Final Four championship trophy and help promote the Final Four at various events around our city, all while collecting volunteer hours and some Final Four swag in the process! 
 
Follow us on Facebook  for updates on opportunities or check the San Antonio Sports Volunteer Opportunity Calendar to sign up.
Nominate Your Sports Hero to the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame 
 
San Antonio Sports is accepting public nominations for the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame. Nominees must have made an impact on sports in the greater San Antonio area through athletic achievements or outstanding contributions to athletic programs. The new Hall of Fame class will be announced in the fall, and the formal ceremony induction will be held January 27, 2018. 
 
Nominations are being accepted through Friday, July 14 at www.mySA.com/HOFnominate. If a person is already on the ballot, he or she does not need to be nominated again. To see a list of current members of the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame, visit http://www.sanantoniosports.org/halloffame/current.html
 
The San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame is a partnership between San Antonio Sports, the City of San Antonio, and San Antonio Express-News. The first class was inducted in 1995. The official induction ceremony takes place at the annual San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute. Proceeds from the black-tie gala benefit San Antonio Sports kids programs that serve thousands of children every year. 
Gold Cup Soccer Comes to SA in July

Have you purchased your tickets for the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer double-header, featuring an appearance by Mexico's national team, which will be held at the Alamodome on July 16?  The games being played include Mexico vs. Curacao and Jamaica vs. El Salvador. Those squads are among 12 teams playing for the chance to advance to the championship at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on July 26. 
 
To purchase tickets, visit GoldCup.org.
Sponsor Profile: PowerAde & Dasani

San Antonio Sports is grateful for the support of PowerAde and Dasani, which sponsor the San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup, Fit Family Challenge, San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame, Valor Games Southwest, San Antonio Sports Charity Golf Classic and the San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game.  
 
"We at Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages believe in the mission of San Antonio Sports, which is to transform our community through the power of sport," said Kevin Amen, General Manager, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and a member of San Antonio Sports' board of directors. "We recognize that we cannot have a healthy and growing business unless the communities we serve are healthy and sustainable. We have committed ourselves to improving the quality of life in the communities where we do business."
 
Thanks to PowerAde and Dasani for helping San Antonio Sports make a difference in our community.
Mays Family Foundation Supports San Antonio Sports

Thank you to the Mays Family Foundation for their continued and generous support of San Antonio Sports and our youth programs. Their grant supporting i play! afterschool helps us provide free programming to some of the most under-served populations in our city.


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