A Season of Caring

The Vipers are happy to be active members of the communities in the Rio Grande Valley. Here you can find out how they have been involved and how you can get involved.

For more information how the D-League is involved in the community, click here.

Read to Achieve

The Read to Achieve program is part of the NBA Cares program and has been very successful with schools and libraries. The program is used for supporting, pushing and recognizing the students who are learning to read. The basis of the program is encouraging the students who are learning to read. The librarian and principal choose a reading goal for each grade level. Whoever meets this goal will receive one free ticket to a Vipers game. Upon receiving a free ticket, we invite their families out to the game as well at the discounted ticket price of $10.

Each school comes to a pre-determined game, allowing the students and participating families to sit in a section of the arena designated for them. During the game the Vipers recognize the school/students for their hard work and try to involve them in some sort of on-court activity.

Contact Liana Cisneros to get involved.*

*To help ensure the Vipers' ability to fulfill requests for appearances, please give at least ten days notice. The Vipers thank you for your support.

Upcoming Events

  • August 27 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, @ Weslaco Baptist Church teaching dance technique, 9 a.m.-to-12 p.m.
  • September 1 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services & Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, @ Bucky's Block party @ UTPA, 6-to-9 p.m.
  • September 3 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, @ Mercedes Street Festival, 3:00 p.m.
  • September 4 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, @ Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon, 6 p.m.-to-12 a.m.
  • October 15 Jr. Snake Charmers Dance Camp @ Rio Grande City HS ... 9 a.m.-to-1 p.m. for ages 6-13 (Reg @ 8 a.m.) ... 2-to-6 p.m. for ages 14-18 (Reg @ 1 p.m.) ... $30 (Includes t-shirt & ticket to Vipers game)

2010-11 Season:

  • November 6 American Heart Association Heart Walk at Bill Schupp Park, 8:00 a.m.
  • November 6 Pharr Chamber Parade, 4:00 p.m.
  • November 6 March of Dimes, Black Bib event at McAllen Convention Center, 6:00 p.m.
  • November 11 Meet the Vipers: Season Ticket Holder Party at Pepper's at Uptown, 5:00-to-8:00 p.m.
  • November 16 Vipers President Bert Garcia is Principal for a day at O'Grady Elementary School, 8:00 a.m.
  • November 17 Empty Bowls event at McAllen Convention Center, 11:00 a.m.-to-1:00 p.m.
  • November 25 Vipers serving food for Thanksgiving at Salvation Army, 11:30 a.m.-to-1:30 p.m.
  • November 29 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Dr. Pena's Deion Sanders Event at McAllen Convention Center
  • December 3 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Candle Light Posada Parade, McAllen Civic Center, 5:30-to-8:00 p.m.
  • December 4 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas at South Texas College
  • December 6 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Hidalgo Public Library, 5-to-6:00 p.m.
  • December 9 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at HEB Plus in Mission for Salvation Army Toy Drive, 4:30-to-6:00 p.m.
  • December 11 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Vipers Pro-Shop for Salvation Army Toy Drive/Car Show
  • December 12 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Harley Davidson in Mission, 7:45-to-9:00 a.m.
  • December 13 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at McAllen Main Library, 4:30 p.m.
  • December 13 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Palmview Public Library, 6:00 p.m.
  • December 13 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Lark Public Library, 7:30 p.m.
  • December 16 Entire Vipers roster and assistant coach Jai Steadman at Salvation Army in McAllen for toy distribution, 2-to-4:00 p.m.
  • December 16 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Spear Public Library in Mission, 6:30 p.m.
  • December 21 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Weslaco Public Library, 5:30 p.m.
  • December 30 Players and Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Fantasy Skate Land, 3-to-5:00 p.m.
  • January 4 Coach Finch, Shu Muthyala and Jonah Goldberg @ Pharr Rotary Club Meeting, 12-to-1:00 p.m.
  • January 10 Vipers coaching staff @ NBA Fit Clinic
  • January 11 Vipers coaching staff @ NBA Fit Clinic
  • January 15 Coach Steadman and Vipers players @ Free Basketball Clinic at Dr. Sanders office in Weslaco
  • January 21 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at IDEA Public Schools AVID Assembly
  • January 22 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at McAllen United Blood Services Blood Drive
  • January 22 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Shipley Donuts
  • January 26 Open Practice at Weslaco East High School, 4-to-6 p.m.
  • January 27 Bert Garcia and Shu Muthyala speaking at UTPA marketing class
  • January 29 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Mission Citrus Parade
  • February 8 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Team Work Presentation at Rivas Elementary, 9:00 a.m.
  • February 9 Nicole Zagata and Liana Cisneros at Mission Chamber Luncheon 11 a.m.-to-1:00 p.m.
  • February 9 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Baptist Temple 5-to-7:00 p.m.
  • February 10 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at RGV Careers, 2:30 p.m.
  • February 12 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Learning Express 2-to-4:00 p.m.
  • February 15 Girls Night Out at Spa La Posada, 6-to-8:00 p.m.
  • February 17 Shrimp Fest in Harlingen, 5-to-8:00 p.m.
  • February 17 Assistant coach Jai Steadman at Butt Wild Sports Bar in Harlingen during Inside the Vipers Nest presented by Idea Public Schools from 6-to-7:00 p.m.
  • February 24 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, Vipers President Bert Garcia and Lone Star National Bank President David Deanda at Trevino Middle School, 7:30 a.m.
  • February 24 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services at Cathy Elementary Go Green Rally, 3:00 p.m.
  • February 25 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at FIT pep rally at Milam Elementary, 8-to-9:00 a.m.
  • February 26 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at MDA Walk, 8-to-10:00 a.m.
  • February 26 Venom, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services at McAllen Recycling Center, 10:00 a.m.
  • March 2 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Brown Middle School, 8-to-10 a.m.
  • March 2 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Brown Middle School, 11:43 a.m.-to-1:45 p.m.
  • March 2 Jon Scheyer, Coach Steadman and Jonah Goldberg broadcasting Harlingen vs. Weslaco high school playoff basketball game at UTPA Fieldhouse on 956sports.com, 7:30 p.m.
  • March 3 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at DeLeon Middle School, 11:43 a.m.-to-2:50 p.m.
  • March 3 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at live Action 4 Newscast, 5:00 p.m.
  • March 3 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at live Action 4 Newscast, 6:00 p.m.
  • March 4 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Morris Middle School, 10:08-to-11:08 a.m.
  • March 4 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Travis Middle School, 12-to-3:00 p.m.
  • March 4 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Borderfest, 6-to-9:00 p.m.
  • March 5 Venom, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Vamos Golf Tournament, 6-to-8:00 a.m.
  • March 5 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Cystic Fibrosis Walk, 7:30-to-9:30 a.m., Sharyland Sports Park
  • March 5 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Vamos Golf Tournament, 12-to-2:00 p.m.
  • March 5 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at City of McAllen Fajita Cook-Off at Municipal Park, 2-to-4:00 p.m.
  • March 5 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Borderfest, 3-to-6:00 p.m.
  • March 5 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Vamos Golf Tournament, 6-to-8:00 p.m.
  • March 6 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Borderfest, 3-to-6:00 p.m.
  • March 7 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Fossum Middle School, 7:45 a.m.
  • March 7 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Lincoln Middle School
  • March 7 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Cathey Middle School, 3:00 p.m.
  • March 8 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Kidiatric Man at Stop the Spread of the Word Event at Hidalgo High School, 9-to-10:00 a.m.
  • March 8 Vipers Director of Communications Jonah Goldberg and VP of Ticket Sales Shu Muthyala talking about recycling at Lincoln Middle School, 9-to-11:30 a.m.
  • March 10 Vipers Director of Premium Seating Nicole Zagata at Casteneda Elementary School for Career Day, 11:00 a.m.
  • March 10 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers at Outback Diabetes Event at Outback Steakhouse, 12-to-2:00 p.m.
  • March 10 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers,at Outback Diabetes Event at Outback Steakhouse, 5-to-8:00 p.m.
  • March 10 Jon Scheyer at Outback Diabetes Event at Outback Steakhouse, 5:30-to-7:30 p.m.
  • March 10 P.E. Event @ Nikki Rowe High School, 5:30-to-6:30 p.m.
  • March 12 Vipers players, coaching staff, front office, and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Paint McAllen Beautiful Event, 8:00 a.m.-to-1:00 p.m.
  • March 12 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Kidiatric Man at St. Patrick's Day Walk at the Pharr Memorial Civic Center, 8-to-10:00 a.m.
  • March 14 Vipers players and coaching staff giving pre-game clinic
  • March 15 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, on KTEX, Wild 104, 105.5 The X and Hot Kiss 106.3 promoting Hoops Against Hunger
  • March 17 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Fantasy Skateland
  • March 17 Assistant coach Paul Mokeski at Butt Wild Sports Bar in Harlingen during Inside the Vipers Nest presented by Idea Public Schools from 6-to-7:00 p.m.
  • March 20 Vipers players and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Weslaco Academy Sports + Outdoors Grand Opening
  • March 20 Vipers players, coaching staff, front office and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at season ticket holders/corporate partners party at Flamingo Bowl, 6-to-9:00 p.m.
  • March 22 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Pharr Parks and Recreation, 6-to-8:00 p.m.
  • March 23 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, on KTEX, Wild 104, 105.5 The X and Hot Kiss 106.3 promoting Hoops Against Hunger
  • March 24 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, and assistant coach Johan Roijakkers at Butt Wild Sports Bar in Harlingen during Inside the Vipers Nest presented by Idea Public Schools from 6-to-7:00 p.m.
  • March 25 Vipers President Bert Garcia speaking to Edinburg Little League at Edinburg Baseball Stadium, 5:30 p.m.
  • March 27 Vipers President Bert Garcia speaking at McHi Basketball Banquet @ McAllen Country Club, 1-to-4:00 p.m.
  • March 29 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Coach Steadman at San Juan Parks and Rec Banquet at San Juan Middle School, 6-to-7:00 p.m.
  • March 31 Player and Coach Steadman at Miller-Jordan Middle School, 2;00 p.m.
  • March 31 Vipers players and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Lone Star National Bank Teens Helping Teens Event
  • March 31 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Butt Wild Sports Bar in Harlingen during Inside the Vipers Nest presented by Idea Public Schools from 6-to-7:00 p.m.
  • April 4 Jon Scheyer at Veterans Memorial, 6:00 pm.
  • April 6 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Life Span Rehab, 3-to-5:30 p.m.
  • April 7 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Life Span Rehab, 3-to-5:30 p.m.
  • April 8 Playoffs Watch Party at Pepper's at Uptown, 9:00 p.m.
  • April 9 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Autism Awareness Bike Rally in Weslaco, 11 a.m.-to-1 p.m.
  • April 16 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Spring Fling for Child Abuse Awareness Month, 12-to-2:00 p.m.
  • April 20 Playoffs Watch Party at Pepper's at Uptown, 9:00 p.m.
  • April 22 TAKS Raly at Veterans Memorial, 6:00 p.m.
  • April 27 Playoffs Watch Party at Pepper's at Uptown, 7:00 p.m.
  • April 29 Liana Cisneros speaking to UTPA communications class
  • April 29 Playoffs Watch Party at Pepper's at Uptown, 7:00 p.m.
  • April 30 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at IMAS with Jr. Vipers Club, 10:30 a.m.
  • April 30 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Doubledays Bar and Grill, 5:30 p.m.
  • April 30 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at King of the Hill basketball tournament
  • May 1 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at King of the Hill basketball tournament
  • May 19 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at Donna head start clinic, 9:30 a.m.
  • May 20 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Special Olympics at Ringgold Middle School in Rio Grande City, 9:00 a.m.-to-1:00 p.m.
  • May 20 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at American Heart Association event in Brownsville, 10:00 a.m.
  • May 20 Andre Burns at N. Bridge for Career Fair
  • May 21 Vipers at McAllen and Edinburg Academy Sports + Outdoors locations, 12-to-5:00 p.m.
  • May 23 Jonah Goldberg @ Mission Jr. High School speaking to students about his job and how he got there, 12:30-to-1:30 p.m.
  • May 27 Vipers at McAllen and Edinburg Academy Sports + Outdoors locations, 12-to-5:00 p.m.
  • June 7 Vipers at McAllen and Edinburg Academy Sports + Outdoors locations, 12-to-5:00 p.m.
  • June 15 Fang, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, and Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at Boys and Girls Club in Mission, 2:00 p.m.
  • June 15 Snake Charmers, presented by RGV Careers, at McAllen Country Club with Harley Davidson for Texas Public Works Association, 5:30 p.m.
  • June 18 FREE Youth Clinic at Academy Sports + Outdoors in McAllen (Ware Rd), 8-to-11:00 a.m.
  • June 18 Venom, presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services, at McAllen Police Department Bicycle Rodeo, 10-to-11:00 a.m.
  • June 23 Fishing For Hope Kick-Off Party at La Havana Club, 6-to-10:00 p.m.
  • June 24 Taste of the Valley at Pharr Convention Center, 6-to-9:00 p.m.
  • June 25 FREE Youth Clinic at Academy Sports + Outdoors in Brownsville, 8-to-11:00 a.m.
  • June 26 Channel 5 Teach the Children Telethon, 6-to-8 p.m.
  • July 16 FREE Youth Clinic at Academy Sports + Outdoors in Edinburg, 8-to-11:00 a.m.
  • July 23 FREE Youth Clinic at Academy Sports + Outdoors in Weslaco, 8-to-11:00 a.m.