Mancave Minute Sports with Al
Al Ortiz delivers National Sports updates with emphasis on YOUR Texas teams from the Mancave on Benson Road just blocks from the Uvalde Honey Bowl.
About Al Ortiz
Growing up, one of Al's first memories in the world of sports was watching Joe Montana take the field as a Kansas City Chief in 1993, asking his dad, "I thought he played for the 59ers?" Al was seven and didn't know it was "49ers". But ever since that time, sports was a huge part of his life - from seeing the Spurs win, in person, the 2005 NBA Championship, to tailgating at Dallas Cowboys games four hours before kickoff, to actually playing football from 8 to 18 years old. He also frequently fought with his dad over the sports section of the San Antonio Express-News every Sunday after church. That's where he fell in love with sports media.
He counts his key accomplishments in sports media relations world over the past five years to include:
* Creating and coordinating a successful and complex Super Bowl 51 communications plan in January 2017
* Providing media support for the bank's sports sponsorships, which have included various NBA teams, and an MLS team
* Handling media for multiple current and past professional athletes
* Leading a comprehensive, months-long media strategy for the Iron City Showdown - an NBA exhibition game played in October 2018.
Previously, he spent two years as a communications coordinator in the political arena and also spent four years as an online journalist for Ballotpedia.org, covering statewide ballot measure races. At one point, he was a leading expert in the field of state initiative and referendum practices, giving frequent subject matter interviews for radio stations in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Al earned a bachelor’s degree in writing, rhetorical studies and communication from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY.
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