Basketball fans near and far know about the Spurs culture, community, and how team members are generally “over themselves” when they become part of the Silver & Black. But the holidays bring out the best in everyone.
This is not to say that the rest of the NBA do not make an impact on their respective communities, but from now until Christmas, there are many people in San Antonio touched by the generosity of the Spurs organization and their dedicated partners.
On Tuesday night, the Frost Bank Center kicked of the Spurs “Season of Giving” by hosting a dinner for 250 San Antonio Food Bank clients. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, along with Devonte’ Graham, Zach Collins, Doug McDermott, Julian Champagnie and Sidy Cissoko served as waiters. In addition to last nights meal, patrons took photos, shot baskets with the Spurs and took home food to feed their families today in celebration of Thanksgiving.
Gregg Popovich et certains de ses joueurs ont servi le repas lors de la soirée « season of giving dinner » organisée par la Banque Alimentaire de San Antonio et les Spurs. pic.twitter.com/Ra8pN3YFrz— Théo Quintard (@TheoQuintard) November 22, 2023
San Antonio Express News journalist Tom Orsborn reported, “With expanded pandemic food aid ending earlier this year and inflation spiking, the Food Bank has been facing an increase in demand among the 29 counties the non-profit serves in South Texas, where more than 800,000 people have used its services in the last year.”
Popovich has been on the board of the SA Food Bank throughout the years and has been a beacon of awareness to food insecurity in Bexar County. This event underscores the needs of many and how the Spurs are playing a role in bringing joy and support during the holiday season.
Zach Collins spreading some holiday cheer among some young fans at the #Spurs’ NBA Season of Giving event in conjunction with the @safoodbank at the Frost Bank Center. The event fed about 250 food bank clients. pic.twitter.com/fYQL34PPRg— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) November 22, 2023
Happy Thanksgiving, Pounders.
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