Online Voting Begins to Help Determine Silver & Black Give Back Champions

SAN ANTONIO (March 25, 2013) – Silver & Black Give Back has opened online voting to help select the 2012-13 academic year Team Up Challenge champions. Five Team Up Challenge groups will be selected as champions and receive $20,000 in funding to help continue efforts to improve the community. Voting is now open at TeamUpChallenge.com.

Team Up Challenge online voting begins today, Monday, March 25, and will run through Monday, April 8. Online voting offers the public an opportunity to vote on projects they support and have seen make a difference in the community. The Team Up Challenge review committee will consider online voting results and overall community impact together to determine the five Team Up Challenge champions, which will be announced on April 12.

The Team Up Challenge is a youth-led service-learning initiative that encourages students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to the real world, bringing education alive in powerful ways. Students create projects that address needs that will help improve their community in one of five categories: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Health & Wellness or Uniformed Services. Financial literacy for the students is made possible by SACU.

Silver & Black Give Back is a 501(c)(3) public charity that invests in the community in partnership with the entire Spurs Sports & Entertainment family of teams. This season marks the 25th anniversary of Silver & Black Give Back. For more information on the organization and programs visit SBGB.org.

2012-13 Team Up Challenge Semifinalists: Brackenridge High School (Fitness Club), Briscoe Middle School (Science Club), Burbank High School (Student Council), Burch Intermediate (After School Care), Carson Elementary (Student Council), Crossroads Center (Community Helpers), East Central High School (Student Council), Edison High School (Science in Action), George Gervin Academy (5th Grade Coyotes), Harlandale High School (Student Council), Higgs, Carter, King Gifted and Talented Charter Academy (HCK Playground Project), Holmgreen Center (Community Service Club), Lowell Middle School (Science Club), MacArthur High School (Go Green Club), MacArthur High School (MacArthur PALS), Page Middle School (6th Grade World Cultures), Rhodes Middle School (National Junior Honors Society), S.J. Davis Middle School (National Junior Honors Society & PALS), Sam Houston High School (Sam Houston Young Leaders) and Whittier Academy (National Junior Honors Society).