Teresa Velasco, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News
Feb. 25, 2021Updated: Feb. 25, 2021 6:20 p.m.
The San Antonio Spurs will invite a variety of essential workers as special guests to a hometown game on March 4 in honor of those serving the San Antonio community during the COVID-19 pandemic and the winter storm, according to a press release.
Complimentary tickets will go to more than 1,000 first responders, medical workers, teachers, and frontline service employees. The Spurs are working with local companies to share the tickets.
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“One of the heart-warming, unique aspects of our city is that in times of need San Antonio rallies around San Antonio – friends help friends, neighbors help neighbors,” Brian Wright, San Antonio Spurs general manager said in a press release. “We’re excited to recognize, celebrate and honor the frontline heroes who have been working tirelessly and selflessly for the past 12 months to serve and protect all of us.”
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Guests will also receive a “Hometown Hero” shirt, hot dog and drink to enjoy as the Spurs play against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
All guests will have to follow COVID-19 protocols by wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, temperature checks and completing a health screening through the CLEAR app before entering the AT&T Center.
Teresa Velasco is a meteorologist and a digital producer for mySA and the San Antonio Express-News.
Before she joined MySA, she was the morning and afternoon meteorologist at KGNS-TV in Laredo, Texas. She forecasted during Hurricane Harvey, as well as covered the solar eclipse and flooding in South Texas.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast meteorology from the University of the Incarnate Word and a master’s degree in communication from the University of Texas at San Antonio.