Shining Star ENERGY Youth Football Clinic
July 2019

For the eleventh consecutive year, the Valero Alamo Bowl will host the free Shining Star ENERGY Youth Football Clinic for youth ages 7-14. Coaches from area colleges including Incarnate Word, Trinity and UTSA will join forces with local high schools in the summer of 2019 at the Alamodome to teach over 500 of San Antonio’s youth about sportsmanship and football.

Attendees will participate in offense, defense and blocking/tackling drills run by the coaches.

The annual clinic is one part of the Valero Alamo Bowl’s youth initiative that also includes free concussion testing for area high school students and a college scholarship program that has donated over $3.7 million.

Registration for the 2019 event will open in May 2019.

To read about ways your company can partner with the clinic next year, please click: Be A Youth Clinic Partner.



Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pigskin Preview
Wednesday, August 29; Doors open at 11 a.m., Luncheon begins at Noon

“The Original” Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pigskin Preview is the official start of the college football season in San Antonio.

A crowd of over 750 football fans and local business leaders will come to the Alamodome for this luncheon on the football field to get a preview of the Pac-12 and Big 12 conference football seasons, eat a great meal from Rudy’s Bar-B-Q and hear stories and insight from an ESPN talent.

Luncheon guests will also receive a Valero Alamo Bowl t-shirt and have the opportunity to participate in games to win prizes on the Alamodome turf.

Seating is assigned and will be available at check-in via company or last name on the day of the event.

A special thank you to our 2018 Pigskin Preview sponsors: Valero, Rudy’s Bar-B-Q, American Airlines, Ernst & Young, H-E-B, Pape-Dawson Engineers, San Antonio Business Journal, Ticket 760 Sports Radio, Wells Fargo, TicketCity and Tiff’s Treats.

To review sponsorship benefits available at this event, please click here or visit the Valero Alamo Bowl’s Sponsorship Opportunities page for a list of partnerships available at all bowl events.

Check back next year for how to get tickets to the 2019 event!


Million Dollar Shootout presented by TicketCity
The Polo Field Golf Center at Brackenridge Park, Home of the First Tee
Sunday, October 21 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Check out the 2018 leaderboard HERE.

Over 1,500 golfers annually take over 22,000 attempts in the Valero Alamo Bowl Million Dollar Shootout presented by TicketCity at the Polo Fields and Driving Range at Brackenridge Park. The lure is dozens of raffle and “on the green” prizes as well as awards to the top 10 closest shots each day such as golf, vacation and restaurant gifts. The top two daily shots qualify for the finals and their chance for the $1 million grand prize. If no aces are recorded then the closest to the pin will win a trip for two to the Caribbean courtesy of American Airlines.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Valero Alamo Bowl Scholarship Fund and The First Tee of San Antonio.

For every $20 you spend on any day you are entered into the daily raffle, which will be drawn at the end of the day.

For questions please email or call us at (210) 704-6389!

Make sure to come out for one of our sponsored days below for a chance at extra prizes sponsored by Cici’s Pizza, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Topgolf, and Whataburger.

Whataburger – Saturday, October 13th 11:30AM – 1:00PM

Margaritaville – Wednesday, October 17th 12PM – 2PM

Topgolf – Friday, October 19th 3:30PM – 6:30PM

Cici’s Pizza – Sunday, October 21st


Valero Alamo Bowl Golf Classic
The Club at Sonterra
Thursday, December 6; Noon Shotgun

The Valero Alamo Bowl Golf Classic is one of San Antonio’s most anticipated golf tournaments of the year. Held on December 6 at The Club at Sonterra, the tournament features a press conference with the head football coaches from the participating universities. Among the 250 annual participants are community leaders and business executives taking advantage of a day of fun, prizes, unlimited food and drink as well as networking opportunities.

Individual golf slots are available below, while information on the Golf Classic sponsors are available by clicking here.

In addition to the event specific benefits, title sponsor of this event will receive in-game name and logo recognition on the video walls and LED ribbon boards during the Valero Alamo Bowl.

$ 375.00

FCA Breakfast
Grand Hyatt
Wednesday, December 26 at 7:30 a.m.

Join the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for breakfast. Representatives from the participating Valero Alamo Bowl teams will be present.

For tickets call the FCA office at (210) 764-8292 or email Jim Faulk at Tickets are $30/each or $300 for a table.

Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally
Arneson River Theatre
Wednesday, December 26; Pep Rally begins at 5 p.m.

FREE EVENT – General Admission Seating

The Rudy’s Bar-B-Q Pep Rally is one of the most exciting events of bowl week. The head coaches, football players, pep bands and cheerleaders from both teams show their colors as they face off in a spirited pep rally.

This is a “must see” event during bowl week that gives fans a chance to see the players and pep bands make their grand entrance on San Antonio’s famous river barges. While fans will be wearing their favorite colors, the bands from both schools will lead their respective fan bases in cheers to show their team pride. The pep bands will also participate in “battle of the bands” to see just what fan base can cheer the loudest during this fun event.

La Villita Village Tailgate

FREE and open to the public for all Valero Alamo Bowl fans and locals!

Join us in Maverick Plaza on Thursday, December 27 from 11:00 AM to 3:00PM for food, fun, live music, and more!

Featuring San Antonio’s own Bobby Joe Harlow Band, local tailgate grub and BBQ, and more, La Villita partners with the Valero Alamo Bowl to host this fan fest right off the River Walk!

Stroll through the La Villita boutiques for unique, local gifts, while jamming to classic tunes and playing games in the interactive video game Game Truck! There is entertainment for all!

(*Please note that this is not an area for vehicular tailgating, rather a community space for celebration and entertainment.)

PrimeSport Kickoff Luncheon
Marriott Rivercenter
Thursday, December 27; Doors Open at 11:30 a.m., Luncheon begins at Noon

Before the Big 12 and Pac-12 teams playing in the Valero Alamo Bowl hit the field, everyone will come together at the PrimeSport Kickoff Luncheon. More than 1,500 spirited football fans will come to experience the anticipation and festive atmosphere surrounding the big game. Emceed by ESPN’s broadcast crew, fans will be treated to first-hand insight from the teams’ head coaches and the team captains of each school, as well as revel in the pageantry from the cheerleaders and bands.

Valero Alamo Bowl Bash
Marriott Rivercenter
Thursday, December 27 at 7 p.m.

The night before the big game, fans can celebrate Bowl Week in style at the Valero Alamo Bowl Bash. Held at the Marriott Rivercenter, guests will experience Texas-sized hospitality with five gourmet action food stations, open bars, fan interaction activities, live music and casino games with chances to win great prizes including signed team memorabilia.

For questions please email or call us at 210.704.6391.

Valero Alamo Bowl Fan Zone
Sunset Station
Friday, December 28 at 2 p.m.


Before the bowl game, fans can participate in pregame festivities in the Historic Sunset Station (one block North of the main Alamodome entrance). The Valero Alamo Bowl Fan Zone includes a variety of interactive games that encourage fan participation and challenge their football skills and agility.

Enjoy some great food and drink while you listen to music and prepare for the big game. Not only are there interactive games but you can also get your face painted as well as get your official game program and merchandise. This event is free to the public meaning there are no excuses not to come see us on game day!