Thursday, August 07, 2008

Toros Dance Team Member Receives Spurs Silver Dancers Call-Up 

Posted by James at 9:35 AM ET

(Note: the Austin Toros are the San Antonio Spurs development team)

From the NBDL Austin Toros Website:
Capital City Dancer Stephanie Shannon was selected as a member of the 2008-09 Silver Dancers squad last night in San Antonio in front of friends, family and Toros fans. The Silver Dancers are the official on-court dance squad for the Spurs basketball team. Shannon participated in a four-day competition that concluded last night with a final dance routine performance by 24 finalists. Fifteen members were selected, one additional member will be selected by fan vote at spurs.com.

Shannon was a three year member of the Toros dance team and is the third Capital City Dancer to advance to a NBA or NFL team in the group’s three year history.

“Stephanie was a role model for our younger dance team members and a valuable part of our community outreach efforts,” said Toros Chief Operating Officer Billy Widner. “She will be missed, but I am proud she earned a promotion to the Spurs. Stephanie going to the Spurs is positive and fulfills the mission of the NBA D-League, which is to develop players, coaches and front-office personnel.”

The Austin Toros will partner with 24 Hour Fitness to conduct auditions for the 2008-09 Capital City Dance Team, on Saturday, September 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, September 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Parmer Lane location on 12400 N IH-35 in Austin.

[Capital City Dancers]

[San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers]

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