Sports and Get Fit Expo 2016
- Southwest University Park
- 1 Ballpark Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901 United States
- (915) 544-9550
The Sports and Get Fit Expo, presented by the VIVA Auto Group returns on April 3, 2016! This year, join us as we kick off this free expo in a brand new venue -- Southwest University Park -- also known as home of the Chihuahuas! The expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event is free for everyone to attend, and we invite you to come out early and browse the various sports and fitness related booths at the event! Vendor booths also include sports memorabilia and card vendors.
Every year the Sports and Get Fit Expo brings in major athletes for autographs thanks to Southwest University. This year the Expo will be featuring:
The legendary Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez and the Dallas Cowboys’ center Travis Frederick #72.
Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez is known as one of the greatest catchers to ever play in the Major League. Nicknamed "Pudge" because of his stocky stature early in his career, Rodriguez made his Major League debut in 1991 and was the youngest player in the league that year. Being a fan-favorite and community hero in both the cities in which he plays and his hometown in Puerto Rico has allowed Rodriguez to shine not only as a player but as a philanthropist. In 1993 Rodriguez founded the Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez Foundation to benefit underprivileged families and children with cancer and other life threatening disease in both the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in Puerto Rico. Rodriguez is 14-time All-Star selection, 13-time Gold Glove award winner and a seven-time Silver Slugger winner. He was named to the All-Tournament Team in 2009 where he represented Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. Rodriguez has also been honored for his generosity and community work. He was named the 1998 and 2001 True Value Robert Clemente Man of the Year and the 2001 Jim Sundberg Community achievement Award winner.
Travis Frederick attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison and quickly made is mark, becoming the first true freshman to start on the offensive line in his first game at UW. He became an All-Big 10 and an All-American selection before leaving Wisconsin after the 2012 season. He graduated with a degree in Engineering Mechanics, with an emphasis towards Computer Engineering. Frederick was selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys and started at center as a rookie. He was selected to the NFL’s All-Rookie Team in 2013 and followed that with selections to the NFL Pro Bowl in 2014 and 2015. He is generally regarded as one the best centers in the NFL.
The featured guests will be signing autographs on the TFCU Signing Stage. Autographs for the featured guests will be available for sale on site starting at 11:00 AM, please note that autographs are available on a first come, first served basis. Signatures are priced at $25 for a flat item (card, calendar, photo, etc.) and $35 for a deluxe item (football, helmet, baseball bat, etc.).
Want an official item to have signed? Official athletic photos, 8 inches x 10 inches in size, of the athletes will be available for sale at the event for $10 each.
Special V.I.P tickets will be available, these tickets will include a guaranteed signed item, entry into an exclusive V.I.P area, lunch snacks and the opportunity to hear the featured athlete speak. A limited amount of V.I.P. tickets will be on sale very soon.
Make sure you make this a family outing! The Chihuahuas’ kid’s area will be open for your children to play in. PLUS Chico will be out and about taking photos with our guests.
Concessions at the ballpark will be open all day long.
Bring the entire family out to Southwest University Park, on April 3, 2016.
For information on becoming a vendor or sponsor of the Sports and Get Fit Expo contact:
- Veronica Hernandez
- Live Events Manager- Townsquare Media, El Paso