KSAT 12 Sports Producer helps award college scholarships
However, due to COVID-19, the annual event held at the Alamo Drafthouse at Park North could not take place. That didnt prevent the foundation from still awarding college scholarships. The Maria Villanueva Scholarship was started in 2014 to help college students who have been affected by kidney disease pay their college expenses. The scholarship was started by KSAT 12 Sports Producer Daniel P. Villanueva in memory of his mother who passed away in 2011. Daniel P. Villanueva has worked with KSAT 12 Sports for over 17 years and is an award-winning sports producer.
Twenty-five local players suit up for The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Baseball has returned to Wolff Stadium in the form of the Texas Collegiate League – a wooden bat league comprised of college players and the Missions are fielding The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio with former local standouts. The three months without school or conference-sponsored baseball events has been a difficult challenge for many of the players to navigate and they are grateful for the opportunity to play summer ball. Many of the players grew up playing against one another and look forward to suiting up for the same team. “It’s nice to see everybody that’s made it into college and made it to the upper levels to come back together and play again for San Antonio.”Playing for an organization tied to the San Antonio Missions and at Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium holds additional meaning for local players. “Ever since I was a little kid, I’d always watch the San Antonio Missions and Chanclas and everything and I’d always dreamed about being on this field and playing in a professional atmosphere and everything,” Porter said.
South Side teen receives full-ride scholarship to MIT
SAN ANTONIO – A local high school senior from the city's South Side was accepted to and awarded a full-ride scholarship to one of the world's most prestigious universities. María García-García will graduate from Young Women's Leadership Academy and head to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall with a four-year scholarship worth over $200,000. A local high school senior from the city's South Side accepted to and awarded a full-ride scholarship to one of the world's most prestigious universities. It's a big accomplishment the Young Women's Leadership Academy senior's mentors are extremely proud of. To learn more on how to apply for the 2020 College Prep Scholars Program for QuestBridge, click here.