Corporate Cup 2015



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On Saturday, May 30th, 92 UTSA faculty and staff members competed and volunteered in the 4th annual San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup at the University of Incarnate Word.

The day-long event encouraged wellness, camaraderie, athletic skill, charitable giving, and volunteerism. Each category earned companies points towards winning the Corporate Cup. The 13 wellness and athletic events consisted of two running events, basketball tournament, swim relay, a wellness walk, frisbee toss, golf chipping, corn toss, tug of war, football throw, soccer kicks, and dodgeball.

A total 4,000 employees of 69 local San Antonio corporate teams participated. Companies were divided into four divisions, determined by their size. UTSA’s competitors included: HEB, USAA, Rackspace, University of Incarnate Word, and others.

Our very own Lenora Chapman placed 3rd in her female age group on the 5k run. Our Frisbee Toss team, which consisted of Kristee Phelps and Keith Kewley, placed 3rd in our division. The 2k walk team received the most amount of points for our division. Overall, our UTSA team did an incredible job!

The event provided UTSA a chance to show its commitment in improving the overall health and wellness of employees, while boosting morale.  UTSA employees showed that fitness can be fun and exciting!



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Gold Level Fit-Friendly Company

On June 16th, the University of Texas at San Antonio received the Gold Level Fit-Friendly Company from the American Heart Association. The Fit-Friendly Company Program recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees and work to create a culture of physical activity and health in the workplace.

Rowdy New U, UTSA’s Worksite Wellness Program, fulfilled the Gold Level requirements by:

  • Actively promoting walking programs, online newsletters, information pamphlets, and pedometers/tracking booklets to motivate employees.
  • Offering training in CPR, first aid, and /or the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
  • Providing general nutrition education and/or healthy eating information to the employee population.
  • Encouraging employees to take stretch breaks or participate in other physical activities during meetings.
  • Offering various physical activity classes (e.g. aerobics, yoga).
  • Providing a free onsite recreation or fitness facilities for employees.
  • Offering employees annual health risk assessments (e.g. blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI, online mental health screening) and provides feedback to employees.
  • Organizing and promoting employee health programs, services or classes (cardiovascular disease in women, stroke warning sign recognition, smoking cessation)
  • And much more!

For interest in learning more about the wellness program, please email



Healthy Workplace Recognition

UTSA received the Healthy Workplace Silver Level Recognition from the San Antonio Business Group on Health (SABGH), in collaboration with the Mayor’s Fitness Council on May 19, 2014.

Employers were recognized for their work to improve employees’ health through their worksite wellness initiatives. To meet these standards, employers must prove senior management support of employer-sponsored wellness programs and provide examples of company culture that encourages health and wellness, health promotion and education, physical activity, nutrition, smoking and tobacco cessation, and employer-sponsored health benefits.

Rowdy New U, UTSA’s Worksite Wellness Program, continues its mission of establishing a work environment that promotes healthy lifestyles to enhance quality of life. The program offers fitness classes, lunch ‘n learns, kitchen demos, tobacco cessation, and much more! To join or learn more about the wellness program, click on “About the Program” tab.