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Gridiron 2020: Socially Distant

The semi-intrepid journalists of San Antonio, past and present, are once again putting themselves out there — only this time, it’s being recorded!

Yes, fans, in a nod to the novel coronavirus, the Gridiron is going virtual!

Gridiron 2020: Socially Distant will be on YouTube, premiering at 8 p.m., Oct. 30. With repeats at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Nov. 1.

And, this year, only $20! VIP tickets, with a chance to win some marvelous prizes, are only $30.

The Socially Distant Gridiron 2020 is a boisterous spoof of local, state and national politicians and news events. Our volunteer cast is risking their reputations — and they’ve suffered a few bruises (so far, no broken bones) — hoping to raise several thousand dollars for student journalists.

We are are very grateful to everyone who already has agreed to help: H-E-B, VIA Metropolitan Transit and the San Antonio Express-News, to start. Buy a ticket or an ad and/or make a donation here. Won’t you join in?

Entertainer Extraordinare Michael Quintanilla has already conjured some amazing performances from first responders and front-line health care workers and all kinds of officials — just wait till you see what they have in store for you!

Rest assured that Director/Choreographer Francisco Saucedo Jr., Cinematographer Gary Cooper and Executive Producers Nora López and David Elizondo are preparing a tour de force, folks. Well, a tour de farce, anyway.

Over the years, the Society of Professional Journalists – San Antonio chapter has awarded tens of thousands of dollars to scores of college students and our wonderful, long-suffering audiences have been the reason.

Be a sport and join us again this year! Buy your tickets now — only $20! — and/or donate generously. The kids appreciate it!

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