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NCAA Men’s Final Four in San Antonio

The NCAA Men’s Final Four is returning to San Antonio in 2018.

Fans are invited to partake in the city’s 300th anniversary celebration. that coincides with the March 30 through April 2 national semifinal and championship games.

If you don’t have tickets to the games, there are still many things to to do this weekend in the Alamo City.

Semifinals and Championship Games

National Semifinals

Saturday, March 31

5:09 p.m. — No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 11 Loyola (Chicago) | TBS

7:49 p.m. — No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 1 Kansas | TBS

National Championship

Monday, April 2

8:20 p.m. — Semifinal winners | TBS

NCAA Final Four Fan Fest

If the games weren’t exciting enough, the Final Four is bringing a weekend jam-packed with events around San Antonio for residents and visitors of all ages. Sports fans, college students, families, music junkies: there is something for everyone!

Tip off your weekend with a trip to Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One. As you take your first steps through the Henry B.
Gonzalez Convention Center doors, you’ll be greeted by a sports wonderland of interactive games, special celebrity and athlete appearances, autograph signings, and much more!

Fan Fest is so much more than basketball.  Knock it out of the park at Home Run Derby, participate in one of the free cheer clinics taking place over the weekend or make your way over to the rock wall and climb to the top to get a birds-eye view of the entire event!  You will even have a chance to snap a selfie with the championship trophy!

Didn’t have enough time to see and do everything in one day? Don’t worry, Fan Fest is open all weekend!

Fan Fest is the best way to celebrate Final Four weekend in San Antonio. And with free entry for kids 12 and under, it’s affordable too! Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

 

March Madness Music Festival

The March Madness Music Festival began in 2010 and since then has hosted the likes of Pitbull, LL Cool J, Tim McGraw, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, Rihanna, and Sting.

March Madness Music Festival Event Schedule

All times local, central. All events, times and locations are subject to change.

Friday, March 30 – AT&T Block Party (4 – 10 p.m.)
4:00 pm – Doors Open
6:45 pm – Kelsea Ballerini
8:30 pm – Jason Aldean

Saturday, March 31 – Coca–Cola Music (2 – 10 p.m.)
2:00 pm – Doors Open
2:30 pm – Luis Fonsi
3:45 pm – Cold War Kids
5:00 pm – Watch Party: Semifinal Game 1
​7:15pm – Imagine Dragons

Sunday, April 1 – Capital One JamFest (3 – 10 p.m.)
3:00 pm – Doors Open
3:45 pm – Daya
5:00 pm – Panic! At The Disco
6:30 pm – One Republic
8:30 pm – Maroon 5

The Paradoxical Commandments

Inspiration comes in many forms. This week a member of our discipleship group shared one of her favorite quotes.

As she read the words I immediately thought of Martina McBride’s hit song “Anyway”, the lyrics of which were  inspired by these Commandments.

The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

The Paradoxical Commandments is both a poem and a book by Kent M. Keith which he wrote as an undergraduate. It is often found in slightly altered form.

In 1997, Keith learned that the poem “The Paradoxical Commandments” had hung on the wall of Mother Teresa‘s children’s home in Calcutta, India. Two decades after writing the original poem, Dr. Keith wrote a book of the same title. In and he is expanded on the themes of the poem.

Martina McBride’s  “Anyway

Anyway” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Martina McBride. It is an inspirational song based on a favorite poem of Mother Teresa‘s, written by Kent Keith, which he originally titled, “The Paradoxical Commandments”.

At the 2007 Country Music Association Awards, “Anyway” was nominated for Single of the Year and Song of the Year awards.