San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup 2015 presentd by H-E-B

Six San Antonio charities will be the beneficiaries of donations by participating company teams. Haven for Hope, San Antonio Food Bank, South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio, University Health System Blood Donor Services and San Antonio Sports will all be accepting and recording donations from January 1 through May 11, 2018.

Donations must be made directly to each charity, not through any partner agencies or through any third-party donations, i.e. The Big Give. Only employee donations will count. Up to two times an employee's donation through a company match will count, but company grants cannot be converted to Corporate Cup points. There are two blood donation charities. Cumulative points will be awarded for blood donations based on the total number of donors.

Each charity will rank the participating teams, within their respective divisions, in order of their donated amounts, after which San Antonio Sports will award points towards the overall Corporate Cup competition. Please make sure you specify Corporate Cup when setting up your drive so the charities have an accurate count.

The Charity Challenge staff liaison is Carolyn Wheat. Contact her at 210.820.2119 or cwheat@sanantoniosports.org with any questions.



San Antonio Sports

San Antonio Sports

San Antonio Sports works every day to transform our community through the power of sport. This nonprofit recognizes the link between healthy bodies and healthy minds and provides sports and fitness programs that inspire children and their families to live active, healthy lives.

When you donate to San Antonio Sports through the Corporate Cup, you'll be supporting 1,200 kids in underserved areas who participate in i play! afterschool, the organization's signature youth program. Third through fifth grade students from 48 elementary schools in Harlandale and San Antonio Independent School Districts learn skill-based instruction in five sports (soccer, track, volleyball, basketball and tennis), as well as receive nutrition education and learn life lessons such as the value of teamwork, commitment and hard work. Every five weeks, San Antonio Sports hosts a program-wide tournament, awarding medals to the winning teams.

Your donation will also support San Antonio Sports Fit Family Challenge, a free 12-week summer program that helps fight diabetes and obesity and offers free health assessments. Families have the opportunity to attend weekly Zumba and Kid Fit classes at eight locations, primarily in underserved neighborhoods, receive health screenings and attend five "Big Events" at local parks and public spaces. San Antonio Sports' approach to group exercise builds camaraderie, offers accountability and makes reaching fitness and health goals more exciting and fun. Additionally, weekly classes are offered in neighborhoods that are most at risk for health-related issues. Kid Fit classes, offered simultaneously, give parents and other caregivers the flexibility to attend Zumba and know their children are also getting the exercise they need.

To make a donation to San Antonio Sports for Corporate Cup points, please use this link.



Haven for Hope

The Haven for Hope mission is to offer a place of hope and new beginnings. We do this by providing, coordinating and delivering an efficient system of care for people experiencing homelessness in San Antonio. Far beyond just providing a safe place to sleep each night, Haven for Hope is a 22 acre "one stop" campus with more than 300 comprehensive services in a central location. Services include but are not limited to: transitional housing, permanent supportive housing programs, employment readiness, financial literacy and mental health services.

Haven for Hope's services reach far beyond those of a standard homeless shelter. Providing food, clothing, and shelter is only a fraction of what can be done to help those experiencing homelessness. While these basic necessities play a large role in providing immediate relief, they are not long-term solutions. Therefore, in order to address the individual needs of people experiencing homelessness, Haven collaborates with 140 partner organizations. Our goal is to provide individuals with the tools necessary to move towards self-sufficiency and independent living in permanent housing.

To register your donation drive with us, please complete the Donation Drive Registration Form and return it to the contacts below. Please indicate the drive is for Corporate Cup.

For Charity Challenge points, we are accepting the following new items in all sizes for men, women and children:
• Pairs of socks – 1 point each
• Pairs of underwear – 3 points each
• Cotton sports/regular bras – 5 points each
• Monetary donations: $2 = 1 point

*Donations must be counted and accompanied by a donation form when delivered to Haven for Hope.
*Please contact us to create a unique fundraising webpage for your company to track monetary donations.


For questions or further assistance, contact John Botts at john.botts@havenforhope.org or 210-220-2186, or Volunteer Services at volunteer@havenforhope.org or 210-220-2549.



San Antonio Food Bank

The mission of the San Antonio Food Bank is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education and advocacy.

The San Antonio Food Bank will collect and distribute 57 million pounds of food this year. Each week, the Food Bank serves 58,000 individuals throughout 16 counties in Southwest Texas. The Food Bank distributes food through a network of 530 partner agencies as well as special distribution programs including programs focusing on children and the elderly. As the San Antonio Food Bank can turn one dollar into ten pounds of food, monetary donations are a great way to make a significant difference in our community.

Please register your Food & Fund Drive and specify San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup. You can find information and the registration form at http://safoodbank.org/food-fund-drives/.

Collecting Food:
Printing paper boxes work really well for Food and Fund Drives. You can go to local copy/print shops and ask for the boxes. They are sturdy and still manageable when filled with food, plus you can have fun and decorate them.

The San Antonio Food Bank may be able to provide barrels for food collection as well. Please limit barrel requests to those drives that will collect more than 250 pounds of food. This helps keep our transportation costs down. Additionally, delivering collected donations also helps us keep costs low PLUS you can get a tour of the SAFB when you schedule your drop off and get a chance to see your donation in action! But do not forget to mention that this drive is for Corporate Cup and leave your name, company, and phone number so we can credit you appropriately.

Want to engage that employee who forgot their food at home? Consider hosting a Virtual Food & Fund Drive in addition to your ongoing food collection. For every $1 donated, the San Antonio Food Bank can provide 10 pounds of food to families in need. More details are available online at the link provided above.

*Collection restrictions
You will receive credit only for the items collected through an employee driven Food & Fund Drive during the designated dates which are January 1 – May 11.

Contact:
Please register your Food & Fund Drive with the San Antonio Food Bank and specify San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup. Contact Lucia Paz at lpaz@safoodbank.org or 210-431-8310.




South Texas Blood and Tissue Center

**IMPORTANT information regarding blood donations: San Antonio Sports will work closely with each participating company on which charity your business will use for blood drives to earn Corporate Cup points. Please contact Dorsena Picknell before scheduling your blood drive.**

STBTC's staff and volunteers are committed to serving the blood, tissue and related needs of the South Texas community in a cost-effective manner by utilizing state-of-the-art facilities and equipment and to enhance those services through education and research.

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is a unique, non-profit, community resource that saves lives by working with volunteer donors to provide the highest quality blood and tissue components to patients. By using cutting-edge technology, our team of dedicated professionals has helped save hundreds of thousands of lives over more than 35 years

Participating companies can:

Hosting a Blood Drive*:

**San Antonio Sports will provide the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center a list of all participating companies. After May 11, STBTC will tally the total number of donors for each company. STBTC will provide the totals for each company to San Antonio Sports.

Donating at a Neighborhood Donor Room**:

**Neighborhood Donor Room Locations: (Subject to change)

Donor Pavilion
6211 IH 10 W., First Park Ten Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78201
210.731.5555
Click here for map.
Shavano Donor Room
4079 N. Loop 1604 West, Suite 102
San Antonio, TX 78257
210.736.8920
Westover Hills Donor Room
10555 Culebra, Suite 107
San Antonio, TX 78251
210.736.8934
Click here for map.
Southeast Donor Room
3158 SE Military Dr., Suite 104
San Antonio, TX 78223
210.736.8971
Click here for map.
Northeast Donor Room
8527 Village Dr., Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78217
210.249.4450
Click here for map.
New Braunfels Donor Room
651 N. IH 35, Marketplace Suite 830
New Braunfels, TX 78130
830.625.5401




University Health System Blood Donor Services

University Health System Blood Donor Services

**IMPORTANT information regarding blood donations: San Antonio Sports will work closely with each participating company on which charity your business will use for blood drives to earn Corporate Cup points. Please contact Dorsena Picknell before scheduling your blood drive.**

As the premier Level I trauma center for a 22-county area of South Texas, University Hospital is always in need of an adequate blood supply. The University Hospital Blood Bank was established to provide blood needed for our patients and relies on employees, friends, family members, visitors and the community for blood donations.

How companies can host a blood drive:
University Health System Blood Donor Services can assist with your Corporate Cup blood drive. You have three options:

  1. We host on-site blood drives Monday through Friday. Please call 358-2792 to schedule a date.  We do require that the location have enough space for our staff to work comfortably.
  2. You can donate at University Hospital's Blood Donor Services . We are within University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive, San Antonio, in the Rio Tower, 3rd Floor. Use Elevator D; our offices are around the corner from the cafeteria. We validate parking.
  3. Our hours are:
    Monday and Wednesday
     8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Tuesday and Thursday
    8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday
    Closed

  4. University Health System Blood Donor Services requests a minimum of 20 to 25 donors be scheduled to hold an on-site blood drive.

Please call Cindy Moreno, blood donor coordinator, at 358-2792 or email Cynthia.Moreno@uhs-sa.com to schedule a blood drive or connect with an already-scheduled blood drive.



Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio

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Since 1939, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio has been serving the youth of our community, especially those who need them the most. In the neighborhoods they serve: 31% of area adults did not complete high school (compared to 19% in San Antonio), 70% of the students in the school districts are considered at risk of dropping out of school and 41% of children in the area are living in poverty (compared to 29% in San Antonio).

The Clubs are neighborhood-based and family-oriented with programs focused on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Good Character & Citizenship. The impact is astounding. Last year, they served over 8,900 youth. Of them, 99% of members stayed in school and successfully progressed to the next grade level, 99% improved their grades in basic skills courses including math, science and reading, and 94% of graduating teens pursued higher education. Club Members perform better in school too – they are absent less and have fewer behavioral referrals than those not enrolled in BGCSA programs.

Point System
For many of the families we serve, purchasing school supplies year-round is an expense they cannot afford. This means hundreds of kids are going to school empty-handed and unprepared to learn. Your donations give Club Members the tools they need to succeed. With your help, we can ensure every child has the same opportunity to find success and achieve a great future, regardless of economic barriers.

For the Charity Challenge, we are collecting the following new school supplies:

Pencils (1 dozen) = 1 Point
Markers – Any Size (1 dozen) = 1 Point
Glue Sticks (set of 3) = 1 Point
Bottle of Glue (4 oz.) = 1 Point
Copy Paper (1 ream) = 1 Point
Colored Paper (1 ream) = 1 Point
Construction Paper (50 sheet pack) = 1 Point
Monetary Donations: Every $1 donated = 1 Point

Every $2 donated = 1 Point

To drop off your school supplies donations:

  1. Print and complete the Corporate Cup Donation Form
  2. Drop off your donation and the form at:

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio
Administrative Offices
Attn: Development Staff
123 Ralph Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78204
(210) 436-0686
events@BeGreatSA.org
Business Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm

For more information, please click here.