Members of SACIV and of the public at large were treated to a Meet and Greet with international visitors from Armenia, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, and Lithuania last Friday. Everyone assembled at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk Hotel for an exchange of stories, experiences, and cultures over delicious Tex-Mex cuisine.
The visitors had come as part of a Youth Basketball program which works to help high school athletes develop conflict resolution mechanisms through a variety of training programs. However, as the students took a break from their other appointments and their basketball training, they really opened up to our community about their experiences and countries. We even learned that most had not had any type of Mexican food before and they enjoyed tremendously the gastronomical treat they experienced here in San Antonio.
Overall, all attendees had an excellent time and were encouraged by the exchanges that SACIV is working to facilitate not just on the professional level but also on the much more personal level like this.