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George Gervin tells his story to Bigs and Littles at AT&T Center
For the second year, Spurs Sports & Entertainment is a part in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters InspireU workplace mentoring program. Currently 21 Spurs staff members are paired with eighth grade students from our neighboring Wheatley Middle School.
Each month, the pairs share a lunch hour together at the AT&T Center, getting to know one another and building lasting relationships.
George "The Iceman" Gervin took time to talk to the Bigs and Littles about achieving their dreams. Gervin, an NBA Legend, spoke about making deliberate choices, surrounding yourself with positive influences. He put special emphasis on doing well in school, saying that school requires practice and preparation just like basketball.
The following article appeared in the San Antonio Express News on Wednesday, December 12, 2012:
Recently, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas volunteer Lori Warren and her little sister, April, met at the AT&T Center, where not a San Antonio Spur, Silver Star or Rampage was in sight — their meeting was the main attraction.
They sat on the second level, high above the main court, eating lunch and discussing topics that ranged from home life to April's goal to be the first in her family to go to college.
Finding words has never been a problem for the pair — they chat up a storm when they get together.
"I can keep a conversation going," April, 15, said. "I'm very comfortable with her. At first I was shy, but my dad always said be yourself around others."