There is a reason the San Antonio Spurs are a team of “nice guys”. They aren’t beating their wives’, shooting people (or getting shot) at strip clubs, and none of them are suspended for substance abuse violations. It’s because leadership starts at the top – and Peter Holt (the Spur’s owner) is a leader.
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While the Spurs are playing the Mavericks in Dallas November 15th, 15,000 screaming fans will be rocking their home back in San Antonio. Country star Clay Walker is set to headline the first show in what they’re calling “The Heroes Tour.” Spurs Owner Peter Holt and the AT&T Center are part of the new drive to raise money for wounded troops. Called “Military Heroes Support Foundation,” the effort started small in Midland. But now with Holt’s help and the backing of other businesses here, they hope to start a whole new kind of drive to help the many wounded troops coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan. “These are young men and women who’ve done what they’ve been asked and I think it’s our job to support them in anything they need,” Holt told us. “They don’t want a handout. What they want is the ability and potential to do whatever it takes to get re-integrated into society… whether it’s job training or education or rehabilitation or whatever, and their families need support.” Holt came home from Vietnam with a Silver Star, Three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. But he also felt something was missing. “In Vietnam, when the soldiers came back they got blamed.” “And so I believe the country turned its back on the Vietnam veterans and that’s my opinion as a Vietnam veteran.” Holt sees a big difference today, one he wants to support. “What I’ve been so proud of during the Iraq and Afghanistan war, whether you agree with the war or don’t agree with the war, is that our country has not turned its back on our soldiers.