Silver & Black Give Back Operation Renovation grants were implemented in 2014 to invest in the infrastructure of facilities that provide our students with safe places to play and learn the valuable life lessons gained through teamwork and competition. The funding is available to youth-serving nonprofit organizations.
SILVER & BLACK GIVE BACK AWARDS OVER $240,000 IN FACILITY GRANTS TO LOCAL NONPROFITS THROUGH OPERATION RENOVATION
Seven Youth-Serving Nonprofits to Receive Funds for Site Improvements
SAN ANTONIO (June 26, 2018) – Silver & Black Give Back (SBGB) has awarded over $240,000 in facility grants to seven local nonprofits, whose programs serve the youth of San Antonio and support SBGB’s mission to empower youth through service and sports. Grant recipients include Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio – Eastside Branch, SA Youth, Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas, SASTEMIC, YMCA of Coastal Bend, Young Women’s Christian Association, and Good Samaritan Community Services.
Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio (BGSA)– Eastside Branch will use the $100,000 Operation Renovation facility grant to renovate its underutilized baseball field and the open field next to BGSA’s Eastside Clubhouse into a state-of-the-art multipurpose youth development park. The funds will also go towards an improved walking path, creating an outdoor sports court and a sand volleyball court at the new Eastside Youth Development Park. The renovations will promote an improved outdoor play experience for the children in the community.
SA Youth was awarded $45,000 to provide new shade structures over playground equipment to ensure a safer play area for the children in the summer. The grant will also be used to resurface and paint a new basketball court, and install new hoops that will inspire the students to play, get healthier, and flourish.
Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas received a $35,535 facility grant from Silver & Black Give Back to build an outdoor therapeutic playground for its new Paloma Place Center, providing professional support to schools and families impacted by the loss of loved ones and neighbors. The Children's Bereavement Center strives to help school staff of Floresville and La Vernia ISD in the aftermath of the Sutherland Springs tragedy by bringing comfort, assistance and guidance with support extending to children and families.
SASTEMIC will use the $29,630 grant to upgrade their mobile makerspace, known as the Geekbus, with mechanical repairs and a new interior. These updates will allow the Geekbus to continue providing onsite educational STEM opportunities to over 25,000 local area students and community members annually.
YMCA of Coastal Bend was awarded $15,000 to purchase a new scoreboard for the gymnasium and a portable scoreboard for offsite events. The funds will also go towards new chairs to use in the gym for spectators. The YMCA of Coastal Bend strives to provide quality programs shows to the hundreds of families they serve.
Young Women’s Christian Association received $10,880 to resurface the pool area with a non-slip coating to ensure the safety of the participants. YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Good Samaritan Community Services was awarded $5,677 to completely resurface its outdoor basketball court. The funds will be used to wash the surface, patch the cracks, apply resurfacer, paint court lines, and install two basketball nets. Good Sam actively serves as a place of change, reaching out to support thousands of people working to improve their lives and to overcome the challenges of poverty.
About Operation Renovation
Silver & Black Give Back’s Operation Renovation was implemented in 2014 to invest in the infrastructure of facilities that provide our students with safe places to play and learn the valuable life lessons gained through teamwork and competition. The funding is available to youth-serving nonprofit organizations.
About Silver & Black Give Back
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. Since 1988 coaches and staff have focused on fostering young talent and enriching the community by encouraging local youth to become responsible adults and give back through programs like the Spurs Youth Basketball League, Team Up Challenge and Operation Renovation. Together, our community has the power to empower and create lasting change throughout San Antonio. More information on Silver & Black Give Back can be found at SBGB.org.
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