Valero Texas Open

The 2008 Valero Texas OpenHistoric City Events Partner Creating a Stronger Sense of Community in the Spring The Valero Texas Open, April 11th – 17th.

Ask almost anyone in San Antonio what’s so special about April, and you’ll get the same one word answer, “FIESTA”. This 11 day, “Party with a Purpose”, has been a San Antonio tradition since 1891. Although it humbly began as a commemoration of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, it’s grown to become a commemoration of historic events, a celebration of the City’s rich and diverse cultures and an opportunity to raise money for many local organizations.

The Valero Texas Open, a younger but very vibrant San Antonio tradition (begun in 1922), has brought national attention to the city and was founded in part to help establish San Antonio as a winter tourism destination. In some circles within the golf community, it is also seen as the birthplace of the organization that evolved into the modern PGA TOUR.

As important a role as the tournament has played in weaving the fabric of the city and transforming the sport of professional golf, it’s most significant role has been as a charitable contributor to many worthy organizations ... just like Fiesta San Antonio.

As fate would have it, in 2011, these two historic city traditions will overlap. In April, San Antonio, one of the country’s fastest growing communities, will play host to two exciting, fun-filled events: Fiesta San Antonio will be April 7-17, 2011 and the Valero Texas Open will be April 11-17.This confluence on the calendar creates a fantastic opportunity for Fiesta and the VTO to join forces to raise unprecedented amounts of money for charitable organizations in the community, and to showcase the City’s amazing history to a worldwide audience.

Being the new kid on the April social calendar, the Valero Texas Open reached out to the Fiesta Commission, The Texas Cavaliers, the Convention and Visitors Bureau and other host Fiesta groups to explore partnerships. These partnerships will enable the Valero Texas Open to get the attention of a broader segment of the community; and at a time when the community is more open to new, fun, exciting and charitable opportunities.

The benefit to Fiesta San Antonio could be strong as well.Since 2009, the tournament’s new spring dates have brought with them two days of network broadcast coverage (CBS) and expanded coverage on Golf Channel.The tournament broadcast reaches an incredible audience in the United States and goes to over 230 countries around the globe. Imagine how much value there can be to telling the wonderful Fiesta San Antonio and showcasing our beautiful city to such an audience.

The partnership between the Valero Texas Open and Fiesta San Antonio is a winwin-win.It’s a win for the tournament, a win for the organizations involved in Fiesta and an enormous win for San Antonio through increased charitable fundraising and historic and charitable exposure. Visit the Valero Texas Open, April 11-17 as part of your Fiesta San Antonio activities!When you do, you’ll be playing your part in supporting San Antonio and the many organizations that help those in need. Visit www.valerotexasopen.org for more details.

Fast Facts

Tournament Dates: April 11-17
Defending Champion: Adam Scott
Prize Money: $6,200,000
First Place: $1,098,000
Television Coverage:
Rounds 1 & 2 - Golf Channel 2:00pm - 5:00 pm
Rounds 3 & 4 - CBS 2:00pm - 5:00 pm
Par: 72
Designed by: Greg Norman with player consultant Sergio Garcia.
Host Resort: J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa and TPC San Antonio
Title Sponsor: Valero Energy Corporation
Ticket Information:
Monday – Wednesday: Admission is free
Thursday – Sunday: Advance tickets $15
through Chip In for Schools program, $20 at select Valero Corner Stores, $25 at the gate
Kids 12 and under: admission is free
Tickets available now on-line at www.valerotexasopen.org and at select Valero Corner Store locations soon.

For more information call 210.345.3818 or www.valerotexasopen.org

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 11
JV Industrial Companies Pro-Am
• AT&T Oaks Course

Tuesday, April 12
PGA TOUR Player Practice Rounds

Wednesday, April 13
Oak Farms Dairy Charity Pro-Am
• AT&T Oaks Course
Bay Ltd. Palmer Pro-Am
• AT&T Canyons Course

Thursday, April 14
Round 1 - Valero Texas Open
Golf Channel 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday, April 15
Round 2 - Valero Texas Open
Golf Channel 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 16
Round 3 - Valero Texas Open
CBS 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Dynamic Industires Pro-Am
AT&T Canyons Course

Sunday, April 17
Round 4 - Valero Texas Open
CBS 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Awards Presentation - #18 Green
(immediately following play)

 

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