Saturday, August 29, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found

*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound
Found: Smartphone, morning of Wed., Aug. 12  on Chihuahua Street, La Vernia.  Call 830-779-5300 and describe.
Lost: Small black and white tortoise shell cat, 1-1/2 years old, since Aug. 8, Country Hills area, La Vernia, very friendly, "Cinnamon" but responds more to "Kitty," rhinestone collar with bell, shots and spayed, family loves and misses her terribly. Reward! 210-725-8082.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

LANDSCAPERS NEEDED - Local landscape maintenance company seeking full-time laborers looking to grow with the company. Mowing, weed-eating, edging, trimming, etc. Must have experience and transportation to/from work. Serious inquiries call/email now, 210-215-6476 or maintenance@t-scapes.com.
Job opening for experienced chemical treating truck driver, must have Haz-Mat and tractor trailer endorsements. Call 817-271-9906.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Sports


San Antonio pro soccer team signs players, coaches




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
December 21, 2011 | 1,094 views | Post a comment

SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Scorpions FC recently introduced two veteran Major League Soccer (MLS) players -- Kevin Harmse and Greg Janicki -- as the new team’s first signees in preparation of the North American Soccer League (NASL) competition next spring.

“Kevin and Greg were terrific defenders for the Vancouver Whitecaps, and they bring experience and toughness to the Scorpions,” said Head Coach Tim Hankinson. “Very shortly, we’ll be announcing the names of other players for our roster, but it’s great to start with two strong anchors.”

Hankinson also introduced the team’s two new assistant coaches -- Alen Marcina, first assistant coach, and Juan Lamadrid, goalkeeper coach.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do before our first NASL home game on April 15, but I’m delighted to have talented coaches like Alen and Juan helping me establish a rugged, competitive, exciting team,” Hankinson said.

“To the best of our knowledge, this marks the first time in history that a professional sports team has been organized solely for the benefit of a nonprofit cause,” said Michael Hitchcock, Scorpions president. “The Scorpions will compete for a community that’s eager to see soccer played at a high level and for Morgan’s Wonderland, a unique theme park designed with special-needs individuals of all ages in mind, and built so everyone can have fun together.”

San Antonio philanthropist Gordon Hartman led the effort to create Morgan’s Wonderland in Northeast San Antonio so people of all ages with and without disabilities could come together in a safe, colorful, totally wheelchair-accessible park for fun and understanding. Now wrapping up its second year of operation, Morgan’s Wonderland features more than 25 rides, playscapes, and attractions spread out over 25 acres in what once was a limestone quarry.

Sensing an opportunity to benefit Morgan’s Wonderland for the long run, Hartman secured an NASL franchise -- one rung below MLS -- and immediately launched Soccer for a Cause, a campaign to build community support for the new team. This included a name-the-team contest, a logo-design competition, and an online vote of fans to select the Scorpions’ jersey. Meanwhile, Nike became the first to sign up as a team sponsor.

“Morgan’s Wonderland continues to exceed expectations, profoundly touching the lives of special-needs children and adults, their families and friends,” Hartman said. “Thus far, we’ve welcomed more than 200,000 guests from all 50 states and more than 30 other countries. This level of activity requires substantial financial support in order to attract more guests and provide more services and programs to the special-needs community at no charge.”

For more information about the Scorpions, visit www.SanAntonioScorpions.com. Additional information about Morgan’s Wonderland is available at www.MorgansWonderland.com or by calling 210-495-5888.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Sports Archives


WCN Football Report
WCN Sports Report SPTS
WCN Volleyball Report
WCN Sports Notice sports
Drama KidsTriple R DC Expertsauto chooserHeavenly Touch homeAllstate & McBride RealtyVoncille Bielefeld home

  Copyright © 2007-2015 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.