Season ticket holders Tessa Early and Christina Gutierrez took to the road with the Silver Stars.

6th Man Referral Winners Join Team in Phoenix

The San Antonio Silver Stars are in the midst of an eight-day, three-game road trip – the longest of the 2011 season. While the team is accustomed to life on the road, having spent 33 days away from San Antonio in the last three months, two season ticket holders – Tessa Early and Christina Gutierrez – got the opportunity to sample road life and join the Silver Stars in Phoenix this past weekend.

Early and Gutierrez won the Silver Stars 6th Man Season Ticket Referral Program Grand Prize, a trip for two to a Silver Stars road game. The two were treated to roundtrip airfare, two night’s hotel accommodations in the Silver Stars team hotel and two tickets to the game at Phoenix.

“The trip has been amazing so far,” Gutierrez said before Saturday’s game. “We were looking at the art museum on the way in (to the US Airways Center) and were thinking about touring the Arizona State University campus tomorrow.”

“We saw the girls at the hotel all day,” Early continued. “We were in the lobby checking in and we saw Danielle Adams and Tully. Then we went to eat and were coming back and we saw D. Rob and Scholanda. We’re pretty much seen everyone today, all the players and coaches."

Both first-year season ticket holders, Early and Gutierrez purchased season tickets after talking to Silver Stars sales representative Sandy Vasquez at a Spurs game.

“Our first season has been amazing,” Early said. “We’ve already renewed for 2012 and we’re moving down closer to the court.”

New for the 2011 season, the Silver Stars 6th Man Season Ticket Challenge rewarded existing season ticket holders each time they referred a customer who bought season tickets. Season ticket holders were entered into the 6th Man Challenge when they referred any individual who did not have a season ticket plan with the Silver Stars. For each plan sold, season ticket holders received one entry into the grand prize raffle. In addition to receiving an entry into the prize raffle, fans also received a Silver Stars 6th Man Challenge t-shirt with their first successful referral.

Other 6th Man challenge prizes include a VIP Tour of the AT&T Center and a private meet & greet and photo opportunity with Sophia Young and Becky Hammon, as well as two front row tickets and dinner passes for a 2011 Silver Stars game.

The 2011 6th Man Challenge concluded on Friday, August 5, but referrals are now being collected for the 2012 season. Season ticket holders who refer a customer that buys 2012 season tickets will be entered into the 2012 prize drawing, with prizes yet to be determined. Referrals can be made by contacting the Silver Stars sales team at 210-444-5090 or Kassie Smiley at 210-444-5692.