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Former UTSA standout Teddy Williams to host San Antonio Kids Fun Day this weekend

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SAN ANTONIO — Former UTSA four-time All-America sprinter and current Dallas Cowboys defensive back Teddy Williams will host San Antonio Kids Fun Day this weekend at Olmos Basin Park. The two-day event, produced in partnership with Flying Colors Sports, gets underway on Sunday and it will feature a variety of events involving NFL players for kids and adults, including autograph and photo opportunities.

The festival kicks off at 6 p.m. on Sunday with the San Antonio leg of the Great Amazing Race for Youth. The goal of the race is to provide kids with an opportunity to team up with a parent, grandparent, sibling or mentor and compete against other teams and NFL players in a series of fun challenges patterned after the show "The Amazing Race." The one-mile cross country course includes up to eight fun-filled challenge stations comprised of games, relays, obstacles and other tasks.

The fun continues at 8 a.m. on Monday when Williams and his NFL counterparts teach kids in grades 1-8 football techniques that they are taught in the NFL. Simultaneously, there will also be a cheer clinic where kids will learn jumps, chants and moves.

The goal of the event is to expose area youth from South Central Texas to professional and collegiate athletes with the hope they too will aspire to achieve to their fullest potential and give back to the community, as well.

Area businesses and organizations are encouraged to support the fesitival by becoming a sponsor. The event supports the 30-Minutes-A-Day academic initiative, a national program that promotes daily family engagement in three home activities (physical exercise/reading a book/healthy eating) that have the  power to improve student's academic performance and family quality of life. It is difficult to have success at school without a solid foundation at home.

For more information on the event, please visit FlyingColorsSports2.info or GreatAmazingRace.com. Those interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor may contact Greg Benton at gbenton@flyingcolorssports.com  or (513) 518-0528.

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