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Tim Duncan's Character Program


Tim and Amy Duncan have introduced the Tim Duncan's Character Program. This new educational incentive program will reward 3,000 Bexar County students each year who show outstanding character traits and make good character choices. The program is currently operating in both public and private schools in Bexar County for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

"The best way to describe this program is that we wanted to find a way to reward students for doing good things and making good choices," said Duncan. "All of the qualities that go into being a good person. Things like respect, integrity and being part of your community are traits that we all need to practice. We think by recognizing those who have these values we can encourage more and more students to actively think about demonstrating strong character on a daily basis."

Tim Duncan's Character Program is based on six key character traits: integrity, respect, dependability, fairness, caring and civic responsibility. Students who show strong character are then rewarded with items ranging from Spurs, Rampage and Silver Stars tickets to Character Program t-shirts to SeaWorld passes to achievement certificates. In addition, every school in Bexar County received ten life-size posters of Tim Duncan to commemorate the first year of the program. During the 2002-03 school year over 3,000 area students are expected to receive rewards and recognition from the program, which is funded by the Tim Duncan Foundation and the Spurs Foundation.

The program was designed to compliment the "Character Learn It! Live It!" school initiative program which was created by San Antonio's Employer Education Council (EEC). The EEC is a community partnership of employers and educators under the Better Jobs for San Antonio program.

"We were thrilled when Tim and Amy came to us with their idea," said Tom Frost, who serves as the Chairman of the EEC. "The program that they've created is amazing and will have a great impact on our community."

For more information on Tim Duncan's Character Program contact the Spurs Foundation at (210) 444-5863.


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