San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

April 8th, 2010
SMBA announces corporate sports sponsorship

040710AplussmbaKneeling, left to right, kneeling: San Marcos Baptist Academy athletic director Toby Wade and special assistant for athletic development Ronald Oswalt. Standing, left to right: A+FCU’s Cheryl Belk, San Marcos Branch Manager Mae Delgado, A+FCU’s Kim Zerinque, Jeannette Freitag, Stella Contreras, CEO Kerry Parker and San Marcos Baptist Academy head football coach Les Davis.   Photo by Don Anders.

STAFF REPORT

San Marcos Baptist Academy (SMBA) recently announced a partnership with A+ Federal Credit Union (FCU) as the official corporate sponsor of the school’s football, baseball and softball programs.

The SMBA Bears will start their 2010 football season in the Ingram/A+FCU stadium with their first home game on Sept. 3 versus the San Antonio’s Brooks Academy Bengals. The baseball and softball facilities also will sport the A+FCU name and logo.

Ron Oswalt, Special Assistant for Athletic Development at SMBA, announced the partnership with A+FCU to the faculty and staff of the school.

“SMA, one of the premier educational institutions in Central Texas, and A+ Federal Credit Union have joined forces in a naming rights corporate sponsorship that will benefit Academy students, faculty and staff,” he said. “This will be tasteful, it will be colorful, and it will be in keeping with the character and rich traditions of San Marcos Academy,”

Said Kerry Parker, A+FCU’s Chief Executive Officer, ““We look forward to partnering with SMA both athletically and academically.”

A+CFU also will provide free financial education to students at SMBA in the classroom.

Officials at SMBA proffer the A+FCU partnership as an “anchor donation” in the hopes that it will inspire other corporations and individuals to get involved with the new “Bear Club,” the school’s sports marketing venue. So far, more than 25 corporate partners have joined the Bear Club.


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