We are Hispanic-Americans who live primarily in San Antonio, Texas, and believe that every child is worthy of encouragement, guidance, and support in his or her quest to lead and serve.
We come from a heritage of God, family, and country that calls us to motivate and empower the next generation.
We harness the power of sports–the discipline of conditioning, the synergy of teamwork, and the challenge of competition–to develop personal skills, self-esteem, and integrity.
Just as our forebears worked hard to build a better community for the future, we commit our leadership, resources, and efforts to finance scholarships, establish effective relationships with institutions of higher learning, and mentor youth.
All our members are volunteers; we have no employees. All proceeds from fundraisers are used for scholarships or for mentoring of the scholarship recipients.
Board of Directors
Gilbert G. Arias – Board Executive Secretary
Joe Cortez – Board Member at Large and President; co-founder
Danny Cortez — Board Member at Large
Pauli Garcia — Board Member at Large
Ruben Martinez, CPA—Board Treasurer
Kenneth Saks, J.D. – Board Member at Large and Vice President
Richard V. Silva – Board Member at Large
Wayne F. Yakes, M.D. – Chairman of the Board
Victor Rodriguez, PhD; co-founder; Hall of Honor
Barney Smith; owner of SmithPrint
Maj. Gen. Alfred Valenzuela (Ret); Hall of Honor
Leonard B. Rodriguez
We need new members to serve on committees (headed by a Director) and at our fundraising events, attend membership meetings as may be called by the Board of Directors (including the annual membership meeting in January), pay annual dues in January (although no dues are required until the first January), and participate in other HSFE functions. For a complete description of membership and other policies, consult the HSFE By-Laws.
Visit the CONTACT page for instructions on initiating a request to join our organization.
Mary Rose Cardenas; Hall of Honor
Willie Crafts; Hall of Honor, charter member
Paul Elizondo; Hall of Honor
BG Belisario Flores; Hall of Honor
Rode Gonzalez; Hall of Honor, charter member
Jose Mendoza Lopez; Hall of Honor
Roland Lopez; Hall of Honor, charter member
Gabriel Rivera; Hall of Honor
Jesse Trevino; Hall of Honor
Rita Vidaurri; Hall of Honor
Danny Villanueva, Hall of Honor
Cecil Lara; Hall of Honor
Robert Zamora; Hall of Honor