7-time NBA Champ Robert Horry teams up with BBVA Compass


horry-lakersFormer NBA player, 7-time NBA Champion Robert Horry stopped by Laredo on Dec. 11, to give 250 students basketball tips and to help the BBVA Compass Foundation present a $15,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo.

Horry won seven NBA championships with three teams in 16 NBA seasons.

He earned the nickname “Big Shot Bob” for hitting several clutch shots in the playoffs and holds the record for three-pointers made in the NBA Finals (53).

The Houston Rockets selected Horry out of Alabama with the 11th overall pick in the 1992 draft. Throughout his career, Horry played for the Rockets, Phoenix Suns, LA Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.

Horry helped the Rockets win NBA championships in 1994 and ’95, then he won three straight championships with LA Lakers in 2000-2001-2002, and then two more with the Spurs in 2005 and 2007.

In total, Horry played in 1107 NBA games (481 started), averaging 7 ppg, 4.8 rpg in 24.5 minutes of playing time.

 

The Boys & Girls Clubs will use the donation to host 600 children at its holiday parties and also to buy supplies and equipment for its learning centers.

“At BBVA Compass, our mission is to work for a better future for all people and that starts with children,” said Susana Valencia, BBVA Compass Laredo city president. “We support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo because they are helping to develop and prepare our leaders of tomorrow.”

Hector Noyola, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo’s executive director, and Assistant Executive Director Kevin Lopez accepted the check from Valencia.

“We are wholeheartedly grateful to BBVA Compass for making the Christmas holidays happy and memorable for our members,” Noyola said. “The bank’s leaders agree with our beliefs that ?great futures start here.’”

James Notzon, a BBVA Compass Wealth Management and Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo board president, also attended the check presentation at the organization’s offices.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo is a city-wide network with four facilities in Laredo.

The clubs, known as “The Positive Place for Kids,” serve more than 35,000 young people. They provide guidance-oriented, character development programs conducted by a full-time trained staff.

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