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Tim Duncan donates $500,000 to children education initiative in Virgin Islands

Tim Duncan continues giving back to his homeland.

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Dec 18, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; Former San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan speaks during a ceremony to retire his No. 21jersey after an NBA basketball game between the Spurs and the New Orleans Pelicans at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
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Spurs legend Tim Duncan has returned to his homeland of the U.S. Virgin Islands to help launch a new children’s education initiative called “Yes! Our Kids Can.” Specifically, he and his wife Vanessa will be donating $500,000 via The Tim Duncan Foundation to help kick start the program, which is designed to help create higher education opportunities and career readiness for disadvantaged children.

He spoke at a press conference introducing the program, which can be viewed in it’s entirety by clicking here. (He begins speaking at the 10:10 mark.)

This is just another example of the huge charitable effort Timmy has put into his homeland. He also donated over $250,000 and countless supplies following the active 2017 hurricane season that included a direct hit from Hurricane Maria.