Who We Are
While sport is our business, community is our passion. Silver & Black Give Back is the nonprofit partner of the Spurs Sports & Entertainment family of teams; the San Antonio Spurs (NBA), Rampage (AHL), Stars (WNBA) and Austin Spurs (NBA Developmental League). For over 25 years, our players, coaches and staff have been focused on fostering young talent and enriching the community by encouraging local youth to become responsible adults and give back. By offering youth sports programs, such as the Spurs Youth Basketball League, and youth-led service programs like the Team Up Challenge, we’ve invested in and empowered hundreds of thousands of young people. Together we have the power to empower!
MISSION STATEMENT: Through our unique resources and opportunities, we work to creatively engage young people to enrich their communities.
San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success over the past 19 seasons. Since Tim Duncan joined the team in 1997-98 the Spurs have captured five NBA Championships. During that time San Antonio has posted the NBA’s best record four times (1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03 and 2011-12) and has won ten division titles. Since the 2000-01 season, the Spurs have posted 50-or-more wins in 16 consecutive seasons, the longest such streak in NBA history. To get the latest updates and special offers from the Spurs, visit spurs.com, like the Spurs on Facebook, and follow the Spurs on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
San Antonio Stars
In 2003 the Utah Starzz, one of the WNBA’s founding franchises, relocated to San Antonio and became the San Antonio Stars. The Stars enjoyed the best season in franchise history during the 2008 campaign when the team posted a 24-10 record and made their first trip to the WNBA Finals falling to the Detroit Shock in three games.
The Stars are currently one of 12 teams comprising the WNBA, which will celebrate its 20th season in 2016. Created on April 24, 1996, when the NBA Board of Governors approved the concept for a women’s league, the first WNBA game was played in June 1997. The WNBA’s 34-game regular-season schedule typically runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information on the Stars visit sastars.com, like the Stars on Facebook, and follow the Stars on Twitter and Instagram.
San Antonio Rampage
The San Antonio Rampage celebrate their 14th season in 2015-16 and serve as the top American Hockey League affiliate for the Colorado Avalanche. The Rampage are one of 30 AHL teams competing for the Calder Cup.
The AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams, more than 87 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates … for the 11th year in a row, more than six million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2010–11 … for more information on the San Antonio Rampage visit SArampage.com, like the Rampage on Facebook, and follow the Rampage on Twitter and Instagram.
The Austin Spurs enjoyed their best season in franchise history in 2011-12, highlighted by winning their first NBA D-League Championship defeating the Los Angeles D-Fenders in a best-of-three series. The Spurs posted a franchise-best 33-17 during the regular season and were a league-best 18-4 at on their home floor at the Cedar Park Center.
Spurs Sports & Entertainment purchased the team on June 28, 2007. The NBA D-League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league, featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the NBA D-League is a proven developer of talent, and the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams.
San Antonio FC
SAFC is the newest member of the Spurs Sports & Entertainment family of franchises. Founded in 2016, the team made its debut as part of the United Soccer League, the largest professional soccer league in the United States and Canada.
San Antonio plays at Toyota Field and is a member of the Western Conference in the USL. 2016 is the first year the club is competing, led by head coach Darren Powell.
Silver & Black Give Back Board of Directors:
President: Bobby Perez
Treasurer: Cassandra Carr
Legacy Board of Directors:
Silver & Black Give Back Staff