San Antonio Sports Hall Of Fame Tribute’s Black Tie Affair
By Jonathan Spindel
THE SCENE: More than 1,000 people attended the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute, which is the largest fundraiser for San Antonio Sports. The black tie crowd came together to celebrate those who have made an impact in the world of sports and have ties to San Antonio. The upbeat evening honored five of the city’s most influential sports personalities, and featured a big-board live auction, music, and dancing.
THE VIBE: The Hall of Fame Class of 2015 inductees were: Doug Moe, former head coach of the San Antonio Spurs from 1976-80; Gary DeLaune, 55-year veteran high school play-by-play announcer and sportscaster; Al LaMacchia, major league pitcher and professional scout; Pat Frost, business leader and sports supporter; and Lori Norwood, the only American woman to win a world championship in Modern Pentathlon. After they were honored and inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame, guests took part in an exciting live auction. The festivities lasted late into the night as the crowd packed the dance floor for a performance by Grand Funk Railroad.
THE CAUSE: The organization raises funds for programs that give local children the chance to be healthy, fit and to fulfill their dreams. Through their after school programs, over 1,000 children in two inner-city school districts receive skill-based instruction in track, soccer, volleyball, tennis and golf as well as nutrition, character education, leadership and team-building skills that transform communities through the power of sport.