|“12 Days of Giving” Ends December 12|
There are only four days left of the annual tradition of the “12 Days of Giving”; ending December 12!|
Champions fore Charity participating organizations will receive $10 proceeds from each Valero Texas Open tournament ticket purchased online between December 1-12. When checking out, ticket purchasers can select the charity or school of their choice from a drop down box to be the charitable recipient.
Tickets are available for purchase through our ticket vendor, Ticketmaster, including grounds tickets, upgraded hospitality tickets, and concert tickets. Please note that the “12 Days of Giving”, between December 1-12, not only provides charities an additional opportunity to raise funds, but allows ticket buyers to make the most of their holiday gift giving!
|Valero Alamo Bowl – Oregon Faces Oklahoma|
#14 Oregon and #16 Oklahoma have accepted invitations to play in the 2021 Valero Alamo Bowl on December 29 at 8:15 p.m. CST in the Alamodome and will also broadcast on ESPN.|
The Ducks are 10-3 overall and 7-2 in Pac-12 regular season play. Designated as the away team and occupying the east sideline, Oregon returns to San Antonio for the third time.
In 2013, #10 Oregon beat Texas 30-7 led by offensive MVP Marcus Mariota spoiling Mack Brown’s last game as the Longhorns head coach. The #15 Ducks lost to #11 TCU 47-41 in triple overtime in the 2015 Valero Alamo Bowl.
Oklahoma is 10-2 overall and 7-2 in Big 12 play. Designated as the home team and occupying the west sideline, Oklahoma has never played in the Valero Alamo Bowl. The Sooners only appearance in San Antonio was for the 2007 Big 12 Football Championship. The 10-2 and #9 ranked Oklahoma squad upset #1 Missouri 38-17.
The 2021 Valero Alamo Bowl is the highest ranked match-up of all the non-CFP games and the first time the Valero Alamo Bowl has featured two 10-win teams.
This is the eighth year of the Bowl’s partnership with the Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences to send their top schools outside the CFP to San Antonio.
Here are the results from the first seven games:
|Jan. 2, 2015: #14 UCLA 40 vs. #11 Kansas State 35|
|Jan. 2, 2016: #11 TCU 47 vs. #15 Oregon 41 (3OT)|
|Dec. 29, 2016: #12 Oklahoma State 38 vs. #10 Colorado 8|
|Dec. 28, 2017: #15 TCU 39 vs. #13 Stanford 37|
|Dec. 28, 2018: #14 Washington State 28 vs. #24 Iowa State 26|
|Dec. 31, 2019: Texas 38 vs. #11 Utah 10|
The 2021 edition of the Valero Alamo Bowl will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Wednesday, December 29. Kickoff time will be 8:15 p.m. CST. Tickets are now on sale at https://www.alamobowl.com/
|Dec. 28, 2020: #20 Texas 55 vs. Colorado 23|
|A Holiday Season Full of Champions|
There are so many great causes, school programs and charitable services you can support this holiday season which will make a 107% difference. What better way to help a charity than through, Champions fore Charity, which provides nonprofit organizations with a unique and engaging way to solicit donations while keeping 100% of the funds raised plus incentives, including a 7% matching gift opportunity provided by the Valero Texas Open.|
Individuals and corporations from anywhere around the world are encouraged to participate while knowing contributions are tax deductible and are maximized through the financial incentives the Valero Texas Open provides to over 190 participating organizations from San Antonio, throughout Texas and well beyond.
Throughout the campaign season participating organizations have a chance to earn additional incentives, like the “Drawing fore More Awareness”. For every $500 worth of donations submitted, participating charities earn one (1) entry into the drawing. One random organization will be drawn and selected during a Facebook Live with one of our program Ambassadors. The winning charity will earn $2,500 and will also be featured in one dedicated social media post on the Champions fore Charity Facebook page. There are six (6) drawings throughout the campaign season. The first drawing took place by Randy Carroll (KJ 97) in late November, in which First Tee Greater San Antonio won. The second deadline is this Friday, December 10 to receive contributions via mail and online and qualify for the next drawing.
|Drawing fore More Awareness Deadlines:|
To learn more and donate to your favorite charity and/or school visit, www.championsforecharity.com.