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Kennedy Hardman, born on New Year’s Day in 1993, is currently serving in her first season as the in-arena host for the San Antonio Stars. The Magnolia, Texas native is currently a senior at the University of Texas at San Antonio, majoring in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. The sports enthusiast one day aspires to pursue a career in sports broadcasting. Outside of the Stars, Kennedy is a member of the Lambda Gamma chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha and serves as an intern with the KENS5 Sports Department in San Antonio. She has four brothers and sisters and in her free time you can find her walking her dog, Beaux, and obsessing over Grey’s Anatomy.



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Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Cleto Rodriguez is living his lifelong dream of becoming an elite stand-up comedian.
Cleto performs nationwide in comedy clubs, corporations, colleges and churches. He’s the feature reporter on News 4 WOAI’s morning segment “Where’s Cleto?” in San Antonio and also appears on the late morning lifestyle show “San Antonio Living”. Cleto was chosen as the comedian for the 2008 Promise Keepers events in seven U.S. cities. Cleto connects with audiences from all backgrounds by relating his everyday life experiences. Everything is fair game, from marriage to the challenges of dieting. His comedy is high-energy, observational and hilarious with a brilliant Latino twist. With more than a dozen years performing comedy, Cleto has worked with comedians George Lopez, Carlos Mencia, Wayne Brady and Brett Butler. He has strong San Antonio roots going back to his grandfather, San Antonio native Cleto Rodriguez I, who was one of Texas’ first Congressional Medal of Honor winners. Cleto also contributes his time and talents to the community by helping raise money for disadvantaged youth and the homeless.



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Originally from Jasper, AL, Jonathan currently resides in Buda, TX with his wife and five children. This is Jonathan’s first season as the PA-announcer for the San Antonio Stars. Outside of the Stars, he serves as the voice of the Austin Toros, USA Football, Texas State Bobcat Athletics, Austin ISD Athletics and Cotton Bowl Speedway. He also serves youth in announcing efforts for the University Interscholastic League and Lads to Leaders. As a voice-over artist, his voice can be heard on both television and radio - locally and nationally.
After 15 years of full-time ministry as a pulpit minister in Alabama and Texas, Mr. Sanford made the move to central Texas and continues his ministry work through the Lads to Leaders organization – an organization designed to develop youth into future leaders in the local church and community. He received his ministerial training from Heritage Christian University in Florence, AL. For fun, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife and children, kayaking, fishing, singing, teaching music and watching all variety of sports.