Pop & Parker Participate In Spurs Drug-Free Youth Basketball League Clinic

purs head coach Gregg Popovich and Spurs guard Tony Parker recently joined more than 250 youth for the Spurs Drug-Free Youth Basketball League Clinic, presented by Pizza Hut and Valero. Young players of the Drug-Free League, ages 7-16, were encouraged to ‘Say No’ to drugs, alcohol and tobacco, as well as learn some new moves and techniques during the basketball skills clinic.

Specially selected league members tipped off the evening with the Drug-Free League pledge, after which, Parker began a motivational talk about how staying in school, saying no to drugs, alcohol and tobacco helped him on his personal journey to success. After the talk, Coach Popovich, the Drug-Free League Co-Founder, and Parker hosted a basketball skills clinic and participated in a 2-ball competition with the Drug-Free League players and coaches. At the conclusion of the clinic, the Drug-Free League players had the chance to win a variety of prizes, including Spurs tickets and Pizza Hut pizzas.

Nearly 20,000 youth throughout San Antonio and South Texas participate in the Spurs Drug-Free Youth Basketball League, presented by Pizza Hut and Valero. This non-school league is funded through the Spurs Foundation, supported by several organizations throughout South Texas and all participants are members of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program. The Spurs Drug-Free Youth Basketball League strives to offer young people the opportunity to play basketball, improve their athletic skills, as well as learn the importance of teamwork, cooperation, sportsmanship and discipline in a drug-free and safe environment.