You’ve reached the San Antonio chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists, the oldest organization representing journalists in the United States. We host area networking events and workshops and put on a large, annual fundraiser called Gridiron, an SNL-style political satire show that raises money for scholarships for local student journalists.
Speaking of our annual major fundraiser, Gridiron 2019: Enemies of the State was a success, thanks to our wonderful sponsors, audience and volunteers. Our group of journalists-and-communications-experts-turned-amateur-thespians turned in another stellar performance (or so we let them think — we’ll need them again next year) on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Texas A&M University San Antonio’s fine arts theater. They didn’t do too badly at the Friday night preview, either.
And the not-so-secret surprise cameo by Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and presidential candidate, was a hit!
You just never know what you’re going to see in our rowdy, sometimes a little bawdy, but always in jest, show. Make yourself a promise to attend Gridiron 2020. Keep an eye on this website for details.
All fun aside, the money we raise with Gridiron funds one of the most important parts of our mission: supporting and encouraging the next generation of truth-tellers. Click on the scholarships tab on the home page and you’ll find profiles of current and past scholarship recipients. We’re proud of these young people and believe you will be, too.
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