Elementary students from 5 school districts to compete in San Antonio Sports’ flag football tournament

SAN ANTONIO – More than 850 elementary school-age children in the San Antonio Sports’ i play! after-school program will be competing in a San Antonio-area flag football tournament, according to a press release.

The games will take place on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Classics Elite Soccer Complex, located in the 1600 block of East Bitters Road.

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San Antonio Sports says the students are in third through fifth grade and will represent 44 area elementary schools in five separate districts.

The games are a culmination of a seven-week unit done during the 2023-2024 school year where students received skill-based instruction on multiple sports, including flag football. Parents, family and friends are invited to attend the games and cheer them on.

The San Antonio Sports’ i play! afterschool program provides children in underserved schools skill-based instruction in four sports while building confidence and self-esteem while teaching the importance of healthy habits, self-discipline, social skills, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Each participant received an i play! t-shirt, shorts, socks, shoes and a backpack as part of the program, the press release said.

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