Rotary Club of Cedar Park

Cedar Park, Texas

 

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Cedar Park

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We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
1401 Medical Parkway
Classrooms 1 & 2
Cedar Park, TX  78613
United States
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Visiting The Austin Spurs

This week Tim Pryor spoke to us about the Austin Spurs.  Tim wears many hats within the Spurs organization, including sales and marketing.
The Austin Spurs were established in Columbus, Georgia as The Columbus Riverdragons.
 
The franchise in 2005 was sold to Southwest Basketball, LLC, and were relocated to the city of Austin, Texas. Following the relocation, the franchise changed their name and logo becoming the Austin Toros, which was unveiled on August 10, 2005. The Toros name was the only NBA-associated team and first D-League team to possess a nickname of Spanish origin. The Toros began play during the 2005-2006 season.
 
The team now plays their home games at Cedar Park Center. They have been very successful, making the postseason 7 out of their 12 seasons in the NBA Development League.
 
On June 28, 2007, the Toros were acquired by the San Antonio Spurs, becoming the second D-League team ever to be owned by an NBA team, after the Los Angeles D-Fenders were purchased by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2006.
 
On August 9, 2010, the Toros announced they would move to the Cedar Park Center from the Austin Convention Center and would play in their new facility starting in the 2010–11 season.
 
On April 28, 2012, the Toros defeated the Los Angeles D-Fenders in Game 3 of the NBA D-League Finals to capture their first championship in franchise history.
On October 15, 2014, the team announced that they will be changing their name to the Austin Spurs, in reference to their parent team.  After the San Antonio Spurs purchased the franchise, the team colors and logo were changed to reflect the silver and black motif used by the Spurs.
 
To learn more, or to order tickets, visit http://austin.dleague.nba.com/
 
 

 
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For more than 100 years, Rotarians have joined together from all continents, cultures, and industries to take action in our communities and around the world.  With a commitment to achieving lasting change, Rotarians work together to empower youth, enhance health, promote peace, and most importantly, advance the community.  While Rotarians can serve in countless ways, Rotary has focused it efforts in six areas, which reflect some of the most critical and widespread humanitarian needs:

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