Area Students Received Awards for Excellence in Education at High-Honor Recognition Ceremony
San Antonio Spurs Coyote Helped Reward Members of San Antonio Shoemakers’
SAN ANTONIO, TX – The San Antonio Spur’s Coyote provided energy and excitement on Thursday, August 13th at 5:30 pm when he attended the San Antonio Shoemakers’ A-Team celebration to cheer on and recognize all children and grandchildren of current SAS employees who have maintained an “A” average throughout the previous school year. This is the 27th year SAS has recognized employees’ straight-A students; the recipients each received a pin, certificate of excellence and a cash award.
“The A-Team ceremony is our way of encouraging students to strive for excellence, just as we do here with the quality of our handcrafted shoes. We give the students this incentive as a reward for their hard work during the school year and as a way to encourage them to broaden their horizons and reach for their dreams,” states SAS CEO Nancy Richardson.
On Thursday, 99 children were recognized, adding to the approximately 8000 who have been graced with the prestigious company-wide award over the years. The program is open to SAS employees’ students in grades kindergarten through college.
In 1976, San Antonio Shoemakers (SAS) started a quiet revolution in footwear offering superb craftsmanship and extraordinary comfort. Co-founders Terry Armstrong and Lew Hayden countered a national trend of diminishing quality and cheap foreign manufacturing when they began making shoes that set a new standard in footwear. Today, the company still makes handcrafted shoes in Texas to exacting standards with the very best materials available, making its own shoe forms so that it can offer an unparalleled fit—88 sizes for women and 104 for men—and astonishing comfort. Carried in 200+ SAS stores and in retailers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Korea, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Panama, Chile, Israel and England —the San Antonio Shoemakers brand is a humble American success story, and continues to be a family-owned enterprise driven by an obsession with fit and quality. Inspiring an ardent customer-base for decades, San Antonio Shoemakers continues to take extra steps, so customers can too.