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San Antonio Spurs: Tim Duncan pledges money for U.S. Virgin Islands hurricane relief

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 18: NBA Legend Tim Duncan is honored at his jersey retirement ceremony on December 18, 2016 at the AT
SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 18: NBA Legend Tim Duncan is honored at his jersey retirement ceremony on December 18, 2016 at the AT /
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San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan pledged money toward the U.S. Virgin Islands, which was hit by Hurricane Irma and about to be by Hurricane Jose.

Over the past week, hurricanes have ravaged the United States. Houston, TX was hit by Hurricane Harvey, which displaced thousands of people. Athletes pitched in to contribute money toward the relief effort, including San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge’s $100,000 he donated. 

This weekend Hurricane Irma and Jose will hit land and impact even more people. It’s a terrible situation that’s been ongoing in this heart of hurricane season.

In the midst of this, the Carribean islands also faced damage from the hurricanes. This includes the U.S. Virgin Islands, which Spurs legend Tim Duncan is from.

On Friday, Duncan took to The Players’ Tribune to ask for help, titling it “Don’t forget about the islands.” He announced that he pledged $250,000 to the U.S. Virgin Islands relief effort, and will match donations up to $1 million.

Tim Duncan in his own words: "I’m a little out of my comfort zone. But here I am … asking you for a favor." https://t.co/x0Jk25M2nH

— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) September 9, 2017

It’s not something Duncan normally does, as he said to open the article. However, it’s about getting support for an area in need and one that will continue to be damaged by the upcoming storms.

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The support from celebrities and athletes have provided a great foundation toward the relief effort in all the impacted areas. The events are unfortunate, but the celebrities and athletes are doing their work off the court or from behind the camera to aid and to help everyone out as much as possible. Duncan is only the latest to do this, and more will potentially follow.

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