San Antonio Sports
San Antonio Sports is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1984 with a mission to transform our community through the power of sport. That transformation takes place through three vision areas: healthy kids, places to play and events that impact. San Antonio Sports recognizes the link between healthy bodies and healthy minds and works every day to provide sports and fitness programs that inspire children and their families to live active, healthy lives.
San Antonio Sports hosts sports and fitness programs across San Antonio, with a special emphasis on underserved youth. San Antonio Sports i play! afterschool program provides skill-based instruction in four sports to children in 58 Title I elementary schools. Participants build confidence and self-esteem, and are taught the importance of healthy habits, self-discipline, social skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship. San Antonio Sports Fit Family Challenge expands our kids’ fitness efforts with a fun, incentivized twelve-week, county-wide program for the whole family.
Events That Impact
San Antonio Sports bids on and hosts national and international sporting events in San Antonio that deliver millions of dollars in economic impact and media exposure. We have hosted seven NCAA© Final Four© basketball championships and will host the 2025 NCAA© Men’s Final Four©. We also host the San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game and other local events. Our flagship fundraiser, the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute, serves as the official induction ceremony for the new Hall of Fame class. The San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame, a gallery of bronze plaques, is located on the club level of the Alamodome. The San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Plaza, an important point of recognition for the men and women in the Hall, is located at the north entrance of the Alamodome.
Places To Play
San Antonio Sports advocates for the development of quality athletic facilities in all quadrants of the community. Since 2012, San Antonio Sports has led the effort to increase accessibility to green space in neighborhoods across the community by turning elementary and middle school property into facilities to be enjoyed by students during the school day and open to residents for exercise and recreation after school hours. To date, 37 San Antonio Sports School Parks have been completed.