Spurs coach Gregg Popovich takes time to motivate food bank workers

MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 08: Gregg Popovich Head Coach of the San Antonio Spurs coaching against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 08: Gregg Popovich Head Coach of the San Antonio Spurs coaching against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich took some time to motivate San Antonio Food Bank workers who have been stepping up in a big way

Over the weekend, noted San Antonio Spurs fan and city native Shea Serrano tweeted out a photo of lines at the San Antonio Food Bank. The picture showed hundreds of cars lined up, each representing a family that was seeking help in hard times from an organization pushed to its breaking point.

Serrano called on his army of Twitter friends to help out those in need and within hours he helped raise $100,000, the equivalent of 1 million pounds of food, for the food bank. San Antonio Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich is helping the food bank in his own way. Tom Osborn of The San Antonio Express-News reported that the Spurs head coach took part in a conference call to help motivate the staff.

Ever the realist, Popovich applauded the hard work the staff had done to help families in the city of San Antonio get through the crisis. He pointed out, as he often has, that he simply coaches a game and that they, the volunteers and staff on the front lines, are the people who will help the community make it through this tough time.

It just goes to show that hard times reveal our true character. We’ve seen countless members of the Spurs organization, and their fans, step up to donate to healthcare workers, food bank staff, or help people get home during this global pandemic. We’ve seen hundreds of examples of people stepping up to help take care of one another, showing their character along the way.

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If you can, consider donating to an organization like the San Antonio Food Bank. This is what we do Spurs fans. We win together, we lose together, and we help each other get up when we’re knocked down. Take care of each other and, as always, Go Spurs Go.

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