With a successful Roundball Ruckus behind
us, we focus as a “team” on the Tournament
of the Americas, the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship
for Men! Come discover the next Manu and
put San Antonio on the international sports map! This
is our chance to show these eight countries that San
Antonio is more than capable of hosting events of this
magnitude for the hemisphere. We can’t do it without
How can you help?
and be in seats! Tickets start at $5. If everyone
reading this e-mail will buy just two tickets, SASF
will be well on its way toward making budget and will
overcome our city's reputation of only being a walk
for at least one shift! There are many jobs, and we
still need about 100 van drivers. Bilingual volunteers
are especially needed.
Host a team.
Team hosts are very important liaisons between a visiting
team and the local organizing committee.
youth groups who can attend games with some of the
tickets that we will have donated back from sponsors.
Gomez with this information at 820-2102.
We will get the tickets to them and ensure that there
are little bodies in the seats enjoying world-class
restaurants that are willing to donate a dinner for
20 visiting team members in exchange for recognition
during the tournament.
me a message.
Thanks in advance for all that you do!
We don’t take you for granted, but we do need
you now! Have questions? Contact Jenny Carnes
at 820-2104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Athletes Receive
Sports Foundation Recognition
|The Sports Foundation's Mary Japhet
presents the award to Churchill H.S. senior Annie
Chandler (center) with her coach, Al Marks.
Standout swimmers Annie Chandler,
a senior at Churchill High School, and Brittany
Owens, a senior at O’Connor high school,
have been presented with the 2006 Salute to Sport Achievement
award by the San Antonio Sports Foundation. Additional
awards were presented to the Alamo Heights High School
200 yard freestyle relay team of Jessica St.
John, Olivia Graham, Lorena
Saenz, and Clair Whitten.
Also joining them were wrestler and Madison High School
junior Jimmy Peterson, and the Boerne
High School boys soccer team. The Sports Foundation’s
Salute to Sport Achievement recognizes local athletes
who attain the highest level of achievement within their
sporting discipline. All of these athletes won state
championships in their respective sports.
Chandler won the state championship in the 100-yard
breaststroke as well as a silver medal in the 50 freestyle.
Owens won the 50 yard freestyle. Peterson won the 135
pound class and finished the season with a 38-0 record.
He is the first Madison wrestler to win a state championship.
Congratulations to all who have reached this pinnacle
in their athletic careers. Stay tuned...there are several
other local contenders still vying for state championships.
San Antonio Doctor Appointed to State Board
Antonio Sports Foundation board member and orthopedic
surgeon, Dr. David R. Schmidt, was
appointed by Governor Rick Perry to
the Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers. The Advisory
Board of Athletic Trainers is the licensing and regulatory
authority of athletic trainers in Texas and consists
of five appointed members. “I work with athletic
trainers extensively, and to support them through my
participation on a state board is exciting,” says
Dr. Schmidt, president and partner of Sports Medicine
Associates of San Antonio (SMASA).
Dr. Schmidt serves as team physician for
the NBA San Antonio Spurs (along with Dr. Paul
Saenz), the WNBA Silver Stars, Trinity University
and many local high schools. He has been physician for
the US Olympic Festival, the Olympic Games in Atlanta,
and the NBA All-Star Game.
Roundball Ruckus Wrap-Up
2006 Roundball Ruckus was a great success for the Sports
Foundation. More than 350 three-to-five person teams
participated in the weekend 3 v. 3 basketball tournament.
Boys and girls, men and women enjoyed good weather,
great competition and lots of fun at this official event
of Fiesta. Fiesta Commission chair Mary West
Traylor and her entourage stopped by for a
visit as did District Attorney Susan Reed,
the chairman of the charitable Fiesta Foundation. Reed
presented the Sports Foundation a gift of $1000. The
Top Division winners were the San Antonio Ballers.
For a complete list of tournament results and photos
from the event, click
A special thanks to our Ruckus sponsors
including Sprite, AT&T,
Papa John's, TETCO Stores,
Texas Med Clinic, Frost Bank,
The Texas National Guard, and media
sponsors The Ticket 760, News
1200 WOAI, Mix 96.1
and News 4 WOAI.
Support the Sports Foundation and
Win a Piece of Spurs Memorabilia!
San Antonio Sports Foundation is raffling off an autographed,
framed Manu Ginobili jersey to benefit
the Sports Foundation’s youth programs. Raffle
tickets are only $5 each and the drawing will be held
on July 2, at the Tournament of the Americas (2006 FIBA
Americas U18 Championship for Men).
To purchase your tickets, please contact Gretchen
Garceau-Kragh at 210-820-2109 or stop by
the Sports Foundation offices.
Basketball Coaches Headline Champions Luncheon
The Sports Foundation is pleased to announce Bill
Self, head men's basketball coach at the University
of Kansas, and Jim Boeheim, head coach
at Syracuse University, will be the featured speakers
at this year's Sports Foundation Champions Luncheon.
The exclusive event will be held Friday, June 16 beginning
at 11:30 a.m. at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
and Wine Bar in the Quarry Marketplace. Seating
is limited, so please reserve your place today! Members
of the Sports Foundation's Champions Club, individual
donors at the $1000 level or above, are entitled to
one ticket to the luncheon and an invitation to the
VIP reception with the speakers. Other Sports Foundation
members may purchase tickets for $35; non-members for
To book your seat today, click
here, or contact Gretchen Garceau-Kragh
at 820-2109 or email@example.com.
WOAI's Stan Kelly
Set to Host Sports Foundation Golf Classic
Tee off your support of the San Antonio Sports Foundation
by sponsoring a team in the 2006 San Antonio Sports
Foundation Golf Classic on Monday, June 5, at the Dominion
Not only will you experience a great day
of golf, but you will help raise money for the youth
initiatives of the Sports Foundation. This wonderful
day of golf offers great goodie bags, terrific prizes
for top teams, the opportunity to win a car with a hole-in-one,
and a chance to take home a classic Coca-Cola vending
For the second year, News 1200 WOAI's
Stan Kelly, also known as the in-arena
voice of the San Antonio Spurs, will serve as emcee
for the tournament.
Sponsorships start at $1,250. Click
here to sign up today or contact Elena
Stout at 820-2127 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for additional information.
Thank you to all 73 volunteers who helped with Roundball
Ruckus. It certainly couldn’t have gone as smoothly
as it did without you. Fortunately, the fun doesn’t
stop there. Our next event is the USA Gymnastics Region
3 Trampoline and Tumbling competition, which takes place
June 2-4. Talk about fun! We hope you will be a part
of our “Volunteer Team”. We are still looking
for spotters, computer entry operators and gate attendance
Our next huge event will be the Tournament of the Americas,
2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men. We'll need
volunteers, especially bilingual volunteers, from June
24 through July 3.
To schedule your time to work these events, please
contact Michelle Rodriguez at 820-2112 or email@example.com.
We look forward to working with you and making these
events a success!
|Howell (center) signs letter of
intent as (left to right) Sports Foundation youth
director, Alma Striker; Howell's coach, Wendell
Kubik; DFY head fencing coach, Jose Sanchez; and
Howell's mother, Christine Howell, look on.
Fencer to attend Temple
University on Scholarship
Community Olympic Development Program
(CODP) fencer Kristin Howell, a Gateway
Christian School senior, signed a national letter of
intent to attend Temple University (PA) on a fencing
and academic scholarship. At 6’ 2” tall,
the 17-year-old African-American, is a rarity in fencing
and has long attracted the attention of top coaches
in the sport.
Kristin has been fencing since she was 10 and is coached
by Wendell Kubik. Kristin has been
fencing in the San Antonio Sports Foundation’s
Community Olympic Development Program since 1999. She
is an A rated fencer and is currently ranked 9th in
the nation in junior women’s epee (12th in senior
Christopher Medley, a junior at Alamo
Heights High School, was named the San Antonio Express-News
male diver of the year. Also considered were O’Connor
sophomore Paul Xiques and Health Careers
freshman Marshall Edwards. All three
are part of the Community Olympic Development Program
(CODP) and dive with Alamo Area Aquatics. They are coached
by Tommy Law.
Justin McDonald, a student at Brackenridge
High School, won the 14-year-old boys one-meter and
three-meter events at the Laura Wilkinson Golden Invitational
at the Woodlands, TX in April. Alexandra Ponce
won the one-meter and placed 6th in the three-meter
at the same competition. This was her first diving meet.
At the 2006 Middle School State Diving Championships,
CODP diver Curtis Muller won the boys
6th & 7th grade one-meter event. Muller won the
6th & 7th grade State Championships last year too.
Of the 12 possible medals to win, our program took five
medals with only seven divers. There were 29 competitors
Former CODP diver Nathan Schreiber
was named SEC (South East Conference) Freshman Diver
of the Year for Louisiana State University.
Food Bank @ Freedom Elementary
healthy body really boils down to two things: eating
healthfully and exercising 60 minutes a day. That is
according to the Food Bank’s registered dietitian
Kate Bliss. Kate recently spoke to
27 children at Freedom Elementary School
as part of the San Antonio Sports Foundation’s
Dreams for Youth after school program.
The Food Bank provides a healthy snack to the after
school program weekly. On this particular Monday, it
was an apple or banana and juice. Kate covered the food
pyramid, discussed how breakfast is the most important
meal of the day, provided examples of good food choices
and exercises, and talked about good and not-so-good
beverages. Children earned stickers when answering a
question correctly and got to add to a large food pyramid
as the presentation progressed. Each child went home
with a healthy treat: a bag of trail mix they helped
Sports Foundation Interns
on Their Way
It's always sad when the Sports Foundation
has to say good bye to our interns, but so we must as
the 2006 spring semester interns move on. Our thanks
to Lauren Ghishan, Aaron Ott,
and Jasmine Waliany, graduating seniors
at Trinity University; and Monica Robles,
who returns to the University of the Incarnate Word
as a senior. We are also grateful to Grambling University
graduate student, James Stewart, who
continues to share his time and talent with us this
Members at $1,000+
Gary & Shelia Arthur; Morton Baird;
Sam Barshop; Ed Benninger; James Blackwood; Susan Blackwood;
June Bratcher; Tim Brierty; Howard Burris; Jim Callaway;
Jeff Clark; Ross Davis; James Doyle; Jim Dublin; Charlie
Ebrom; Steve Edlund; Donald Engelhardt; Dr. Frank Fichtel;
Pat & Kelley Frost; Dr. Jamie Garza; Claude Gilmer;
William Greehey; Joe Guinn; Bill & Marcia Hanson;
Cheryl Haywood; Peter Holt; Michael Imbimbo; Scott Hefner;
Scott Helbing; George C. Hixon; Steve Isom; Stacey Johnson;
Michael Jourdan; Greg & Leigh Ann King; James Mickey;
Phil Miner; Bob & Laura Raymond; Tom Reardon; Marty
Roos; Dr. Robert Schnitzler; Dr. David Schmidt; Dr.
Earl Smith; Steve Souter; Neill Walsdorf, Jr.; Carri
Wells; Jeff Wentworth; Paul Young
City of San Antonio; AT&T
Creative Link; IKON Office Solutions;
San Antonio Express-News; Valero Energy Corporation
Langley & Banack; Pepsi Bottling
Group; San Antonio Coca-Cola Bottling Co; Whataburger,
Budget Car & Truck Rental; Cingular
Wireless; Maverick Video Production; NuMedia: Oak
Farms Dairy; Paladin IT Services; Spectrum Health
Clubs; Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio,
The Dominion Country Club
George Becknell; Bender & Associates;
BudCo., Inc.; The CE Group - Communication & Events;
ChapmanSchewe Benefits Consulting; Comet Neon Advertising;
The Darmstetter Company; Ernst & Young; Frost
Bank; H-E-B Grocery Company; The Gambrinus Company;
Hertz Corporation; KPMG; Marriott Plaza San Antonio;
Merrill Lynch; Methodist Healthcare System; Miner
Corporation; The Plaza Club; Security Service Federal
Credit Union; Sterling Bank; SWBC; US Global Investors;
Walton Signage; Wells Fargo Bank; Zachry Hospitality,
Allegra Print & Imaging; Bank of
America; Broadway National Bank; Catering by Don Strange;
Colonial Supplemental Insurance; Cox Smith Matthews
Incorporated; Ear Medical Group; FIRSTMARK Credit
Union; First Rate Investment Systems;
GLI Distributing; Halo Distributing; Marriott Plaza
San Antonio; Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk; Mission
Pharmacal; Pape-Dawson Consulting Engineers, Inc.;
San Antonio Economic Development Foundation; Sterling
Foods; Tesoro Petroleum Companies; Yantis Company
The Alfred S. Gage Foundation, Bexar
County Health & Human Services CDBG; Bexar County
Women's Bar Foundation; Brown Foundation; Charity
Ball Foundation; Coleman Foundation; Criminal Justice
Division JJDP Grant; Criminal Justice Division Safe
and Drug Free Schools Grant; GAC Halff Foundation;
Light Foundation; Myra Stafford Pryor Charitable Trust;
The Sequor Foundation; David & Betty Sachs Foundation;
Smith Barney; Women’s Sports Foundation
City of San Antonio; H-E-B; USAA Foundation,
A Charitable Trust; Valero Energy Corporation