By Dana Sanchez
David Robinson, entrepreneur, philanthropist, family man and one of the all-time greatest basketball players, is a passionate educator.
Robinson played center for the San Antonio Spurs his entire NBA career (1989 to 2003), but earned his nickname, “The Admiral”, from his prior service as a Naval officer. In 1991, Robinson visited the fifth-grade class at Gates Elementary School in Texas and challenged the 94 students to finish high school, promising each of them a $2,000 scholarship if they did so. In 1998 when 50 of those students graduated, he gave each one an $8,000 scholarship. In 2001, Robinson founded and funded the $9 million Carver Academy in San Antonio, a nonprofit private school named for George Washington Carver to provide better opportunities for inner-city children. In 2012, the school became a public charter school and its name changed to IDEA Carver. Robinson continues to be active in the school’s day-to-day activities.
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