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Keldon Johnson joins the Season of Giving by taking some students shopping

Academy Sports + Outdoors and the Spurs are supporting Wish for Our Heroes

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During the month of December, the San Antonio Spurs will take time to give back during eight different community events as part of the Season of Giving. The Season of Giving, a five-week celebration during the holiday season, is when NBA teams give back by supporting community organizations.

Each of the events covered is tied to an organization or cause important to the players participating. The Spurs continue to connect with local families and spread holiday cheer off the court.

“We’re fortunate to be a part of the San Antonio community and that means we are there for our own,” said Brian Wright, Spurs General Manager. “I’m proud to see our players step up to support causes that matter to them and the people who live here, especially during the holidays. It’s important to all of us in the Spurs Family to support the communities where we live, learn, work and play.”

On December 13, Keldon took children on a $10,000 holiday shopping spree at Academy Sports + Outdoors. The children and their families are from Wish for Our Heroes, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting active duty military personnel. Each families received $1,000 alongside Keldon Johnson to shop at Academy.

Academy also presented Wish for Our Heroes with a $5,000 gift card to go shop for other families in need.

Next up: Zach Collins throws a pep rally.

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