Inner City Games
Twenty-five different sporting events are scheduled and conducted free of charge for all students in San Antonio. The events are basketball, diving, swimming, track and field events, fencing, golf, badminton, gymnastics, team handball, bowling, horseback riding, two-ball competition basketball, three point shoot out basketball, volleyball, table tennis, and miniature golf. The events are scheduled at different sites throughout the city. Approximately 5,000 students participate annually.
The objectives of Inner City Games are to introduce and to provide experiences to disadvantaged youth in the city of San Antonio with a variety of sporting activities and to develop positive, lifetime habits by regular participation in sports and physical activities. The development of leadership and life skills, enhancement of self-confidence and self-esteem, a sense of personal control, and goal setting for completion of high school will be outcomes. In addition, this project will serve as a deterrent of negative or delinquent behaviors during the students’ idle and unsupervised time and a motivation and awareness of the importance of sports and physical activity for health and wellness.