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Hello all, the 43rd Annual CCA San Antonio Banquet is a done deal. It was held Thursday, April 28, 2022, and was a huge success! How do we even start to thank our guests, patrons, sponsors, and banquet committee? Preliminary reports tell us there was record attendance and sales were strongest to date. A big thank you to Joe Freeman Expo Hall, the venue is a major part to our success. Our big-ticket raffles of Kawasaki Mule PRO-FTx w/Blue Star ATV trailer, 21’Flats Cat /Suzuki 150 were loved by
A special thanks to Academy Sports + Outdoors and Igloo Ice Chest for your ever-present help
With ice chest sales. A stroll over to our infamous $10 raffle, then on to the silent raffle was like Christmas in April for every patron in attendance. Our BOTE inflatable kayak, twin kayak with trailer raffle was a hit. Tito’s Hat Raffle was fun, everybody won. The beautiful Tito’s ice sculpture and oyster shots were not to be missed, as well as the fabulous tasting section. There were plenty of items for the ladies and children including a Luis Vuitton purse raffle, Kendra Scott jewelry exhibit and various items in
the $10 raffle and vacation trips in the live auction. As always, a very special thanks to San Antonio’s own Don Strange catering. Some of the best food & beverages in the state!
CCA San Antonio would also like to thank our major event sponsors: Silver Eagle Beverages, Gulf Coast Marine, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Frost Bank, Scott A. Freund Memorial Foundation, Shiner Beers, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Kawasaki of Universal City, Blue Star Trailers, Ranch Armor UTV Accessories and Mireles Party Ice.
As always, the USMC Color Guard opened the banquet with an impressive presentation of the colors. Special thanks to the best banquet chairs and committee members in the country. With a very special thanks to banquet chair, Tom Akin, and co-chair Brandon Stellgas, for all the hard work and a majorly successfully event. The A-V committee kept the banquet entertaining, showing the best of CCA on the giant screen throughout the night. Thanks to the decorating committee, providing something on every table for participants to take home.
Follow us at CCA San Antonio on Facebook for future events, meetings and information and get yourself on our mailing list if you have not done so yet. Please stay safe, keep those lines taut, and take the family fishing. Best from our CCA family to yours!
(Left: 2022 CCA San Antonio Banquet panorama / Right: the ice chest sales counter was bustling throughout the night)
President: Robert Lozano
VP Banquet Chair:
Treasurer: Tom Akin
VP Banquet Co-Chair: Bryon Buzzini
Secretary: Liz Hewett
VP Sponsorships: Tim Kiker
Sargent at Arms: Mark Luitjen
VP Youth Activities: Beth Vacek
The 2022 banquet was held April 28th. Thank you to all that came out and showed your support. Stay tuned for 2023 details.
Stay tuned for 2023 details.
The San Antonio Chapter of CCA was founded in 1979 as the Southwest Chapter of GCCA. From the very beginning, the San Antonio Chapter has been at the forefront of fundraising and policy making for CCA. Although located approximately 130 miles from the coast, the San Antonio Chapter consists of approximately 4,000 men, women and children who fish from Port O’Connor to Port Isabel. It is this diverse membership with ties to such a large portion of the Texas coast that has allowed the San Antonio Chapter to lead the way in CCA conservation efforts. Today, the San Antonio Chapter of CCA is the largest fundraising chapter in the nation, grossing over $1 million in our 2015 banquet. The San Antonio Chapter of CCA welcomes participation in its efforts from those interested in making positive impact on our coastal resources.
We are proud to once again recognize our sponsors for 2016. Many of the companies listed below are returning sponsors from last year. To them we say thanks again and to the new ones for this year, welcome and thank you. These companies and individuals provide additional dollars to support CCA efforts in Texas. We are proud to have them with us tonight. Please take a moment to thank them during the course of tonight’s activities.
Academy Sports + Outdoors
Water Exploration Company
Ben E. Keith
Forum Construction Co.
Lone Star Paving
WellMed Senior Services & Pallicare
Valero Energy Foundation