Fifty lucky Elites put their game faces on for an exclusive insiders-only reception hosted by the Valero Alamo Bowl. The Alamodome hosts a slew of sporting events from hockey to high school football playoffs, but the Alamo Bowl, where the Big 12 and Pac-12 descend upon San Antonio, is by far the city's pride and joy. San Antonio Elites were there to ring in the cheer and get the scoop at what John H deems "San Antonio's hottest Elite event."
Elites were greeted in the dome's fourth floor lounge sandwiched between immaculate night views of downtown San Antonio on one side and the 50 yard-line of the beautifully manicured football field on the other. The impressive spread of small bites included gourmet cheeses and fresh fruit as well as southern comforts such as brisket sliders and mac and cheese – which our group of foodies immediately combined for the ultimate sloppy and scrumptious game day chow down (Here's looking at you, Shawn G!).
Lest we forget the other major component to Elite events, the Alamo Bowl outdid themselves and blew Elites minds' with their completely open top shelf bar. In the words of Traci R, "Grey Goose? Why hello there beautiful." Any liquor our heart's could desire wet our whistles for an awesome green screen photo booth – quick do the Heisman! – and an interactive scavenger hunt for raffle prizes. The extra point attempt called for a private tour of the brand spanking new bowl game locker rooms, which Texas' own Baylor Bears was the first team to christen back in 2011. We took a spin in some of the fancy stools and even had a photo opp party in the showers – keepin' it clean!
A huge thank you goes to the Alamo Bowl staff for their extreme hospitality and for throwing an event that Stephen C claims "should make everyone want to be an Elite Yelper." Not to mention, our very own super Elite, Jai J for all the amazing photos, which you can see here. Reviews are rollin' in like RG3 in the endzone, so get yours in there!
From your Community Manager with love, xoxo