Silver & Black Give Back Announces Team Up Challenge Semifinalists

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 8, 2010) – Silver & Black Give Back, formerly Spurs Foundation, today announced the 20 Team Up Challenge semifinalists for the new school-based service learning program.

The school-based Team Up Challenge awards funding and incentives to classrooms and clubs for their commitment to improving their community. The program will run throughout the 2010-11 school year with 20 classes awarded $2500 in seed funding to complete their project. Projects will address needs in one of five categories: health & wellness, education, environment, uniformed services and arts & culture. Throughout the school year, the semifinalists will be awarded incentives to encourage their projects, including tickets, player appearances and prizes.

At the end of the school year, five of the 20 classes will be awarded a grant of $20,000 for the work they have done to improve our community.

2010-11 Team Up Challenge Semifinalists:

District

School

Grade(s)

Category

Boerne ISD

Boerne Middle School South

7-8

Health & Wellness

Charter

Bexar County Academy

3-8

Education

Charter

Brooks Academy

6-12

Health & Wellness

Edgewood ISD

Memorial High School

9

Environment

Judson ISD

Converse Elementary School

3-5

Uniformed Services

Judson ISD

Crestview Elementary School

4-5

Education

North East ISD

Johnson High School

9-12

Health & Wellness

Northside ISD

Carson Elementary School

3-5

Health & Wellness

Private

Calvary Chapel Christian Academy

7-12

Environment

Private

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

K-1/ 6-8

Health & Wellness

Private

St. George Episcopal School

K-8

Education

Randolph Field ISD

Randolph Elementary School

5

Arts & Culture

Randolph Field ISD

Randolph High School

12

Uniformed Services

San Antonio ISD

Bonham Academy

K & 4

Environment

San Antonio ISD

Burbank High School

10

Environment

San Antonio ISD

Highlands High School

9-12

Education

San Antonio ISD

Sam Houston High School

9

Education

San Antonio ISD

Sam Houston High School

9-12

Education

SCUC ISD

Jordan Intermediate School

5-6

Health & Wellness

Southwest ISD

McNair Middle School

7-8

Health & Wellness

Silver & Black Give Back is a 501(c)(3) public charity. The charity was originally created in 1988, when there was only one team in the SS&E family and has historically been known as the Spurs Foundation.

Today, Silver & Black Give Back serves as a fundraising conduit for youth sports and education based service programs throughout San Antonio and South Texas.

Silver & Black Give Back supports two premier initiatives; the Team Up Challenge and youth sports programs such as the Spurs Youth Basketball League.

The Spurs Youth Basketball League, presented by Pizza Hut and Valero, was developed by Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich and Kids Sports Network founder Frank Martin in 1990. The program celebrated its 20th Anniversary last year, and has grown to annually engage more than 20,000 South Texas youth in a positive basketball experience.

The 2011 Tux ‘N Tennies Dinner and Auction, presented by SWBC is the premier annual fundraiser of Silver & Black Give Back. This season’s Tux ‘N Tennies will be held February 26, and features live and silent auctions and exciting entertainment.

For more information on Silver & Black Give Back, or to make a contribution, please visit the community section on Spurs.com.