It's what you would exepct from a former Spur.
Instead of playing golf or hitting the night clubs, Tim Duncan is increasingly using his fame and new-found time to advocate for causes. Today, he announced $500,000 in matching donations to the San Antonio Food Bank.
"For every dollar that's donated I'll donate two dollars to match it," he told a press conference inside the charity’s massive Westside warehouse.
The two-for-one idea is a homage to his jersey number, 21.
Duncan is fresh off a collaboration with the Food Bank to help his hometown in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which was hit by back-to-back hurricanes. The team recently organized a Thanksgiving meal which fed more than 10,000 people. They've raised more than $2.7 million to date
He says, when he was still on the Spurs, Pop took the team to the Food Bank to volunteer. It made a huge impact.
"Seeing all that they collect and distribute. Not understanding the magnitude of how much they help and how many people they help. That was the biggest thing that stuck out in my mind."
For a man who despised being in the spotlight as a player, Duncan seems to be settling into the sweet spot as a former pro athlete. It's not lost on his former coach, Gregg Popovich, who has long been involved with the food bank.
"This is a need we all know about, and it's great to have someone like Timmy involved. He's been a stalwart of the court even more than on the court, and most people don’t know that."
To donate, go to https://safoodbank.org/