South Texas Select Showcase (STSS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of football in South Texas. Our goal is to ensure that athletes are afforded the opportunity to improve their skills on the field, have the chance to further their playing career and acquire a college education. We know that with your help it will be possible to make the dreams of these student athletes become reality.
STSS will be having its inaugural football combine on Saturday the 17th of May 2014 at Turf Sports Complex in Corpus Christi, Tx. We will identify the top junior football players in South Texas and invite them to participate in this “first of its kind” area event. STSS has secured agreements with over 150 colleges and universities across the country that will allow us to send the combine information.
You may be wondering what information we will be sending that will put these players on the radar. Every player will have their height and weight measured, be timed in the 40 yard dash and the 20 yard shuttle. These are vital statistics to coaches as it will help them determine if the player fits the need for their team. We will also pass on their class rank, GPA and ACT/SAT scores which coaches will also use to determine the academic standing of the student athlete. STSS will also be providing individual and group instruction for every player that participates in the combine.
Our camp staff will consist of the best coaches in South Texas to go along with former All Conference college players. The staff will offer tips during drills and competition that will improve the effectiveness of the participants. In addition to on-the-field advice, the players are going to receive advice on fitness, nutrition, education, and more from special guests that we will bring in.
STSS will be having two main guest speakers for the participants and the friends/family that attend the event. The first is a former South Texas athlete who continued his education at Baylor University, while running track for the bears. Following his career at Baylor he became a member of the U.S. Air Force and now resides in Cibolo, Tx. We believe it’s important to bring in a speaker who can relate to the athletes in this area. It’s also imperative that everyone understands that the vast majority of players do not make it professionally. This speaker is an excellent example of the importance of earning a college degree and the value that it has once you’ve graduated college.
The second guest speaker is one of the most well respected, and well recognized, former coaches in South Texas. He was a great teacher and role model for the football players and track athletes that had the privilege of being under his direction. The value of this speaker cannot be explained in words. He will provide the tools to make these young men better players, students and leaders, both on and off the field.
STSS knows that this event will prove these athletes with opportunities that are normally not afforded to the South Texas area. We also know that no one else can match our intensity and work ethic when it comes to doing what’s best for the players. Unfortunately, we can’t do it alone. STSS is asking for a minimum sponsorship donation of $100 from your company.
Your sponsorship will allow us to offer the players top-of-the-line in instruction, participant apparel and refreshments that they will need to be on top of their game. If you sponsor our event we will advertise your company in various ways leading up to and throughout the event. Your company name will be on our “Proud Sponsors” banner, sent out to all the participants, located on our website and will be announced during the closing ceremonies of the event. STSS would also like to invite you to the event as an honored guest.
We hope your company will be one of the sponsors of our event and understand that your willingness to help us, and the participants, will not go unnoticed. It’s our goal to better the quality of football in South Texas and your company will be one of the “originals” that helped us make that happen. If you have any issues that you would like to discuss, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your time and we look forward to working with you.
South Texas Select Showcase
John Bland, B.J. Garcia, Chris Garza & Bryan Jones