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Spurs celebrate Black History Month with Black Heritage Night

The Spurs are showcasing the importance of Black culture in their community for the month of February.


In February, the Spurs hosted their Black Heritage Night, where they highlighted Black entrepreneurship, creativity and culture in San Antonio.

On Feb. 3, the Spurs hosted their annual Black Heritage Night at which the team showcased local Black talent at the AT&T Center. 

Prior to tipoff, artists participated in a pregame talent show, themed “Black Joy,” which showcased a local choir, poet, author and dancers. Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson, a notable and honored poet from San Antonio, recited some of her work during the event. 

During halftime, the team presented St. Philip’s College — San Antonio’s only Historically Black College and University and Hispanic Serving Institute — with a $10,000 donation in celebration of their 125th anniversary. The Spurs partner with and support St. Philips College by offering students opportunities to build relationships, network and learn how to support and amplify the community. 

“The work we do together furthers our efforts of building leaders and legacies where we live, learn, work and play.” said Dr. Morgan Jones, the Director, Justice & Equity at Spurs Sports & Entertainment. 

The Spurs’ Black Heritage Night also honored three community leaders with the Leaders and Legacy award, an award that recognizes leaders who create access, inspire belonging and foster healing and wellness. Honorees included Dr. Adena Williams Loston (the president of St. Philip’s), Dr. Lawrence Scott (a professor of education leadership at Texas A&M University-San Antonio) and David Robinson Jr. (a community leader and the son of Spurs legend and Hall of Famer David Robinson).   

This work is not new to the Spurs. They’ve been actively involved in Black History Month for years. The team has hosted a variety of events and initiatives to celebrate and honor the contributions of African Americans in the city of San Antonio and the nation. 

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