San Antonio Spurs Surprise Youth at Wesley Health & Wellness Center


Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) is a proud host of the Spurs Youth Basketball League held at the Wesley Health & Wellness Center (WHWC). The goals of the league are: to encourage youth to remain in school; act with integrity; say no to drugs; make positive choices; and respect one another. The youth learn these valuable skills, while also having fun.

On, Jan. 25, over 25 youth from the league were chosen to attend the Spurs vs. Milwaukee Bucks game at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. These young fans were selected because of their good sportsmanship and excellent character. The group met at WHWC where they enjoyed pizza before boarding a chartered bus to the game. The group was even treated to a front row seat to view a post-game interview between San Antonio Spurs' Kawai Leonard and Sean Elliot. The youth learned what Kawai likes to do during his free time and several fans received Sean's autograph.

The excitement carried over from game night to practice the next day. More than 50 of league participants were surprised when NBA Hall of Framer, Neville Shed, appeared. Neville spoke to the youth, ages 9 to 14, about good sportsmanship and the importance of learning and understanding the fundamentals of basketball.

The surprises continued when San Antonio Spur, Aron Baynes, and Assistant Coach, Chad Forcier, arrived. Aron and Chad provided the youth with unique insights about what it's actually like to be a champion San Antonio Spur. Then it was time to get moving as the group split up to do drills with their special guests. This exciting evening was topped off with several youth winning tickets to an upcoming San Antonio Spurs game and goody bags sponsored by San Antonio Sports.