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Selena’s Legacy Will Be Honored by San Antonio Spurs

This year will mark the 25th anniversary of Selena’s death and in honor of her legacy the San Antonio Spurs have announced they’ll host the NBA’s first-ever Selena Night April  3 at AT&T Center when they play against Golden State Warriors. In a press release, Spurs Sports & Entertainment said that the Queen of Cumbia’s legacy “goes far beyond music,” KENS 5 reports.

“She continues to inspire generations of fans to celebrate culture and connect with each other – both of which are central pillars of the Spurs experience,” Becky Kimbro, Spurs Sports & Entertainment Vice President of Strategic Brand Engagement said. “We are honored to bring that legacy to Spurs fans with our first-ever Selena Night in April.”

The night will feature the launch of an exclusive 20-piece Selena x Spurs collection including men and women’s apparel. A special online merchandise presale featuring two pieces of the collection – a unisex short-sleeve t-shirt and a drink tumbler – will begin Wednesday, Feb. 5 at SpursFanShop.com, according to News 4 San Antonio.

Speed painter David Garibaldi will create a portrait of the Queen of Tejano Music during halftime that’ll be auctioned with proceeds going to  Silver & Black Give Back and the Selena Foundation. Fan will compete in a Selena-themed game of “Name That Tune” during the game and they’ll have plenty of social media-friendly photo opportunities.

Having the Spurs reach out with this amazing idea to honor Selena was exciting to say the least,” Suzette Quintanilla, CEO of Q Productions said, reports News 4 San Antonio. “I have been to Spurs games and have witnessed first-hand how Spurs fans get pumped up and love to sing along and dance when they hear our music. It just makes sense – it’s a Texas thing.”

Commemorations to Selena in San Antonio are commonplace with the city revealing a Selena-inspired Catrina statue and a local mural artist dedicating artwork to the iconic singer.

Ticket-and-t-shirt packages are available on a first-come, first-served basis at Spurs.com/Selena and currently selling for $150. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative Selena x Spurs rally towel. Remaining items will be available for purchase beginning April 4 online at Spurs Fan Shop and in-store at the Spurs Fan Shop at La Cantera.