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March 20, 2014

Big League Weekend and Valero Texas Open Partner for Stellar Sports Weekend

Special Perks and Promotions Offered for Dual Attendance

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Ryan-Sanders Baseball and the Greg Norman Production Company announced today that H-E-B Big League Weekend and the Valero Texas Open have partnered to create a stellar weekend for sports fans. The partnership between two of the biggest sporting events in San Antonio will bring fans an experience unlike any other.

From March 24 - 30, the Valero Texas Open will welcome 144 of the world's top professionals as they take on the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio and compete for their share of the $6.2 million purse. And with H-E-B Big League Weekend coming to the Alamodome for a two-game Texas showdown between the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29, this is truly the ultimate sports weekend in San Antonio.

“The Valero Texas Open is an outstanding event with a rich history in San Antonio,” said Big League Weekend Executive Director J.J. Gottsch. “We’re excited about this partnership and all the benefits that it can provide both locals and those visiting the Alamo City as well.”

The perks of this partnership are sure to sweeten the sports experience of the weekend. Tickets purchased for one of these events will allow guests $10 off when presented at the gate for the other.

To add to the excitement, two lucky winners will get to have the “Ultimate Fan Experience” with a friend. Each winner will receive two VIP lower level tickets for Big League Weekend and have on-field access for an up-close view of pre-game batting practice. They will also get two tickets to the Hall-of-Fame Luncheon on March 27, that includes special guests Nolan Ryan, Lou Brock, Gaylord Perry, Fergie Jenkins and Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez. Plus, the Ultimate Fan Experience gives them Honorary Observer status, an exclusive chance to walk “inside the ropes” for 18 holes with a PGA TOUR pairing during an official competition round at the Valero Texas Open, two Terrace Club hospitality tickets on the 18th green, which includes food and beverage, and a Valero Texas Open prize pack including logoed apparel and autographed memorabilia.

To win this great prize, fans will participate in an “Ultimate Fan Experience” scavenger hunt on Wednesday, March 26, where they will need to find a specially marked Big League Weekend baseball and specially marked Valero Texas Open golf ball. For more information on the Ultimate Fan Experience, go to the Big League Weekend Facebook page or website and the Valero Texas Open Facebook page or website.

“Having a world-class PGA TOUR event and Big League Weekend in San Antonio over the same dates is a sports fan’s dream,” said Valero Texas Open Executive Director Larson Segerdahl. “Both events will showcase some of the best sports and entertainment south Texas has to offer, and our collaboration will surely generate a lot of excitement throughout the community.”

As part of this partnership, celebrated baseball greats from the Hall of Fame will visit the Valero Texas Open and players of the PGA TOUR will attend H-E-B Big League Weekend.

“San Antonio continues to be a premier destination for headline events, and that will certainly play out in March with the arrival of Big League Weekend and the Valero Texas Open,” said Casandra Matej, executive director, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau. “For fans far and wide, the opportunity to see names such as Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson at the Valero Texas Open and Nolan Ryan and Prince Fielder at Big League Weekend will make for a fantastic sports week that helps to make San Antonio unforgettable.”

To purchase H-E-B Big League Weekend tickets or for more info, visit

For Valero Texas Open details and tickets, go to


H-E-B Big League Weekend
Laurie Pickei, The CE Group, Inc. or 210-569-6921

Valero Texas Open
Stephanie Sage, Director of Marketing & Community Relations or 210-345-3839