The San Antonio Stars will welcome both human and canine fans when they host the annual Hoops & Hounds game, presented by Raising Cane’s, on Saturday, June 11. Tipoff vs. the New York Liberty is set for 7 p.m. at the AT&T Center. Tickets starting at $15 will get a pet parent and their four-legged friend into the game, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of dog tickets will be donated to San Antonio Pets Alive! to support the group’s no-kill initiative.The first 1,000 dogs in attendance at the Hoops & Hounds game will receive a Raising Cane’s collapsible water bowl. In addition, the first 100 fans to bring needed supplies (listed below) will receive a complimentary Box Combo card good at any of Raising Cane’s seven area San Antonio locations.All dogs must be on a leash, accompanied by an adult (one dog per person) and will be directed to enter through the Bud Light Courtyard on the West side of the arena. Water and relief stations will be set up throughout the courtyard.Dogs will be featured in various in-game elements, and can use an agility course in the Bud Light Courtyard where dogs of all breeds and ages can test their skills. Additionally, local rescue groups will be set up on the concourse at the AT&T Center with dogs and cats available for adoption for fans wishing to give a forever home to a furry friend.
To prep for their upcoming Hoops & Hounds game, Moriah Jefferson, Jazmon Gwathmey and Kayla Alexander recently joined forces with former Team Up Challenge champions to lend a hand at San Antonio Pets Alive! Jefferson saw a four-month-old puppy with hazel eyes and knew she’d be adopting her.
“We were helping out at Pets Alive, and I fell in love with her..as soon as I looked into her eyes, I was hooked. I love dogs, so my house was a little empty without one.”Since SAPA opened in 2012, more than 27,000 animals have been adopted through the nonprofit organization.
One dog that found a home is Kobe, whose new mom is a four-time national champion. If dogs take after their owners, Jefferson joked that Kobe will be, “a little tough, a little feisty, but at the end of the day she’s going to be nice.”
“It’s really special what they’re doing here at Pets Alive!”, Jefferson said. “Just seeing them getting these dogs off the street, nurturing them and loving them, it’s incredible. I really hope people looking for a pet see the great ones they have here.”
For more information on San Antonio Pets Alive! and to see all of the current pets available for adoption, visit their website here.
The Stars face the New York Liberty on Saturday for the Hoops and Hounds game presented by Raising Cane’s. The first 1,000 dogs in attendance will receive a collapsible water bowl and proceeds from the game will go to SAPA. The first 100 fans to bring any of the following donations to the San Antonio Pets Alive! table on the Plaza Level concourse during the game will receive a complimentary Cane’s box combo card!