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San Antonio Spurs Tip Off Annual 'Season of Giving' to Spread Cheer in the Community

Spurs will Support Seven Philanthropic Efforts Over Five Weeks

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 14, 2023) – The San Antonio Spurs are brightening the holiday season for local families through community-centered initiatives and player engagements as part of the “NBA Season of Giving,” a five-week celebration running from mid-November through December when NBA teams give back by supporting and uplifting youth, families and organizations in their communities.

The Spurs players and SS&E organization will serve Thanksgiving dinner to families, donate shoes for children, hand out holiday gifts to kids, give away decorated Christmas trees to families and much more. To make these community moments possible, the Spurs are teaming up with nonprofits and partners, including Ashley, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Elf Louise Christmas Project, Methodist Healthcare, San Antonio Food Bank and San Antonio Police Department.

Each effort aims to amplify and celebrate the impactful contributions made by our community partners and organizations, who tirelessly serve our communities each day. Season of Giving exemplifies Spurs Sports & Entertainment's unwavering commitment to community impact, fostering connections among players, partners, staff, and families in the places where we live, learn, work, and play.

For media coverage inquiries for individual events please contact Liberty Swift. Please keep in mind participants have been previously invited and events are not open to the general public.

SPURS SEASON OF GIVING 2023 HIGHLIGHTS

Share the Shoes Drive
+ SAPD and Zapatos
   Donate on Nov. 16 for two Spurs tix @ SAPD or any substation  Coyote delivery Nov. 15 at 12 p.m. @ Eastside Substation
Share the Shoes is an annual shoe and sock drive benefitting local kids and held in partnership with San Antonio Police Department and Zapatos. Last year, 1,855 pairs of shoes and 5,779 pairs of socks were collected citywide. Fans can donate online here. The Spurs invite the public to drop off donations on Thursday, Nov. 16, at a SAPD or any substation. Fans who donate in person on that date will receive a voucher for two complimentary tickets to a Spurs home game in December. To help raise awareness about the big donation day on Nov. 16, Coyote will deliver donated shoes from SS&E staff on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 12 p.m. 
Season of Giving Dinner
+ San Antonio Food Bank
 Tue., Nov. 21
The Spurs will host families in partnership with San Antonio Food Bank for a special holiday dinner at the Frost Bank Center. Spurs players, staff volunteers, Coyote and Hype Squad will serve the families dinner followed by photos and free throw shots on the court. 
Methodist Healthcare and Methodist Healthcare Ministries Christmas Tree Giveaway Wed., Nov. 29Spurs players, Coyote, Hype Squad and SS&E staff will assist in spreading holiday cheer to our community alongside Methodist Healthcare and Methodist Healthcare Ministries staff at their 11th annual Christmas Tree Donation event. Methodist Healthcare Ministries will give away more than 150 decorated Christmas trees and holiday wreaths to existing patients and clients of their clinics and parenting programs. 
Ashley Hope to Dream – Surprise Bed Giveaway
Tue., Dec. 12 @ Frost Bank Center
Spurs players and staff are joining Ashley in surprising 40 student athletes from Davis Middle School with new twin-size beds and bedding. The athletes and their families will take part in a holiday on-court experience, including Spurs Her Time to Play basketball clinic, Q&A session and dinner. The students will also receive a Nike basketball start kit with sneakers, warmups and socks. Since 2010, Hope to Dream has provided more than 140,000 children in need with a twin mattress, bed frame, bedding and pillow. 
Big Brothers Big Sisters Shopping Experience
Week of Dec. 11
Spurs players and staff are partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) for their annual “From Me to You Holiday Store,” a shopping experience for children to learn the gift of giving. Children will be treated to a holiday shopping experience with their very own Spurs player or staff member disguised as a personal elf shopper. The elves will greet the children and help them make their list before shopping for gifts together. 
Elf Louise Special Home Deliveries 
Week of Dec. 11
Spurs players will continue the tradition of dressing up as Santa to deliver gifts to kids in their homes on San Antonio’s Westside. Families will also be gifted Spurs swag bags during the event.