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Spurs’ Bryn Forbes makes his debut as Santa for Elf Louise Christmas Project

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A Spurs tradition continues.

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In a long line of annual Spurs giving, Bryn Forbes serves as this year’s Santa for Elf Louise’s Christmas Project.

In partnership with the Elf Louise Christmas Project and in conjunction with the NBA Season of Giving, San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes will play the role of Santa Claus and deliver Christmas presents, Spurs tickets and holiday cheer to children and families in need on Friday, Dec. 20. Forbes, along with a group of volunteers, will make gift deliveries to families on San Antonio’s Westside.

In what has become a Spurs tradition, players take some time to grace the community with a bag of gifts to ensure children have a truly special holiday. Past participants include Rudy Gay in 2018, Kawhi Leonard in 2016, Patty Mills and Rasual Butler in 2015, Boris Diaw in 2013, Tiago Splitter in 2012, and DeJuan Blair back in 2011.

The Elf Louise Christmas project is dedicated to providing joy to Bexar County’s less fortunate children. The project began in 1969 when the program’s founder, Louise Locker, was a student at Trinity University in San Antonio. She found that for many San Antonio families, Christmas just did not exist and began to look for a way to provide a few Christmas presents for children. In the first year she collected gifts for children of 13 families. Currently, the organization collects over 60,000 gifts for distribution.

This Season of Giving has been quite impressive. Watching the Spurs Foundation, its players, and community partners continually reach deep and impact many reminds San Antonio of the true meaning of giving. To donate or volunteer with Elf Louise, visit their site.


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