Tim Duncan recently took his two children to visit his hometown, St. Croix.
While San Antonio loves to claim Tim Duncan as its own, the retired Spur first belonged to another city - St. Croix. The city in the U.S. Virgin Islands was damaged following the destruction of Hurricane Irma, and Duncan is making sure the islands are not forgotten.
In a heartfelt letter
posted to The Players' Tribune, Duncan said he will donate $250,000 to go toward the islands' relief as well as match donations up to the first $1 million.
"I’ve lived through a hurricane before. I’ve seen its destruction," Duncan wrote. "I’ve seen why getting help — immediate and sustained help — is so vital.
More than $2.2 million has already been raised, and donations
continue to come in to go toward the $5 million goal.
"I promise I wouldn’t be asking if it didn’t matter so much," Duncan wrote. "The U.S. Virgin Islands — the place where I was born and where I grew up — has been badly damaged by Hurricane Irma. The people there, many of whom are old friends of mine, are suffering."
You can make a donation to benefit the U.S. Virgin Islands though Duncan's relief fund here