SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Cavaliers on Monday announced Tony Parker as the honorary grand marshal of the 2020 river parade. The theme will be 2020 Vision and the charitable honoree is the Will Smith Zoo School.
The Fiesta medal, which features a Texas Cavalier, was also unveiled. Tickets to the parade and the $10 Fiesta medals are now for sale at the Fiesta store and at TexasCavaliers.org.
The parade is set for April 20, on a Monday amid Fiesta which lasts April 16-26.
Each year, it takes more than 12,000 man-hours to make it all happen.
According to a press release, each year the Texas Cavaliers appoint a new parade marshal and it is their responsibility to select the theme of the Fiesta River Parade and the design of the Fiesta medal.
The marshal chooses one from 69 carefully vetted children’s organizations that will be funded by the parade to be the Charitable Honoree, allowing the charity additional publicity, participation in the parade and a substantial financial gift.
The Texas Cavaliers were founded in 1926 and is a 600-member volunteer civic organization dedicated to raising money and supporting children’s charities through its foundation. Since 1989, the Cavaliers’ have given $10 million to support San Antonio’s children.