In honor of World Teachers’ Day 2020, George ‘The Iceman’ Gervin and the San Antonio Spurs are thanking the teachers of San Antonio and Texas as a whole.
If there’s one thing you can count on the San Antonio Spurs for, it’s giving back to the community. The bond between this organization and its hometown is stronger than most, which is amplified by the fact that the Spurs are San Antonio’s biggest major sports team remaining.
Today, the team celebrates a very specific part of its community: The teachers. Education, as the San Antonio Spurs development staff knows, is critical to the growth. However, there is no proper education without the hard work, dedication and time put in by the teachers of our society. This is a topic that Spurs legend George Gervin feels strongly about, which is why he sent a message to the Texas-based teachers earlier today.
On #WorldTeachersDay, we want to join the Iceman in thanking all of the teachers around the world ?
Your hard work and dedication to our youth does not go unnoticed! pic.twitter.com/oj1FFWH9qf
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) October 5, 2020
Make sure you thank the teachers in your life today, and everyday! ?
Tell us about your favorite teacher, and what made them special to you! ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/j6E3GGvHgb
— Spurs Give (@SpursGive) October 5, 2020
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‘The Iceman,’ as he’s lovingly called, is a proud member of the San Antonio community who spent the majority of his career wearing silver and black in the area. Texas is a place that many retires Spurs find themselves calling home. This happens for a variety of reasons including good weather, great food, a strong sense of community and great tax benefits.
Gervin lent his voice to the Spurs’ social media feed to celebrate World Teachers’ Day, which is October 5th. Teachers are being asked to do more than ever with the country adapting to life in a global pandemic. Distanced learning creates a whole new set of challenges for teachers who historically are underpaid despite doing the most important job there is: Educating.
The San Antonio Spurs tied ribbons around the AT&T Center as a symbol of unity with the teachers of San Antonio, Texas and the world. Though it may not be in a traditional sense, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is a teacher to the many players that come through his program. He’s wise beyond his years and continually spreads his knowledge with generations of players that culminates in what’s known as the San Antonio Spurs’ culture.
Education is more crucial now than ever, so it’s nice to see the San Antonio Spurs show some love.