The San Antonio Police Department and UTSA Football team up on a trading card initiative, with multiple benefits.
For one, it promotes higher education, “second, it gives more youth the opportunity to attend a UTSA football game, and, third, to help us continue to build positive police-community relations,” Mayor Ivy Taylor said, at a press conference Wednesday.
Each SAPD officer will carry around UTSA football trading cards, creating an opportunity for police to interact with our youth, then giving those kids the cards.
“Having these cards helps us to connect and engage at a different level than we might ordinarily have to,” Chief William McManus said.
The children can then exchange the trading cards for up to two endzone tickets to the November 26th UTSA game.
“Imagine the impact that this can have on kids who have yet to meet a police officer or attend a college football game,” Taylor said. “Imagine how this can establish positive relationships with our officers.”
All while helping build support for the Roadrunners.