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Join us for our 5th annual Heart of a Lion, one of our favorite nights of the year! A moment when our community comes together for fellowship, and to support our ministry's mission of impacting the children of our community. We look forward to an evening of celebrating all God has done through Side by Side Kids and rejoicing for what's ahead! Join us for an unforgettable evening with Basketball Legend David Robinson and an exciting live auction with the Cowboys! It will be an unforgettable evening!


Date: October 12, 2023, at Austin Country Club
Time: 6:00 PM - Check-in | 7:00 PM - Dinner and Program |9:00 PM - Farewell
Attire: Formal 

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An Evening with Basketball Hall of Famer David Robinson!

David Robinson, “The Admiral,” is living proof of the old adage that good things come to those who wait.  Robinson was a star at the U.S. Naval Academy, earning All-American honors twice, and winning college basketball’s most prestigious honors, the Wooden and Naismith Awards, in his senior season – but waited two seasons before debuting in the NBA.

Robinson graduated from the Naval Academy in 1987 with a mathematics degree and was selected first overall in the 1987 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs; however, he honored a commitment to serve two years in the Navy before joining the Spurs in 1989. As one of the most gifted and versatile athletes, the former Navy Midshipman was an easy choice for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award at season’s end.  

Within his first three seasons, Robinson established himself among the best in the league. His early achievements included All-NBA First Team selections in 1991 and 1992, an NBA All-Defensive First Team nod in 1991 and the 1992 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. Robinson was also the first player in NBA history to rank among the top five in rebounding, blocks and steals in a single season. His excellence earned him a second consecutive All-NBA First Team selection and a third-straight trip to the NBA All-Star Game. Additionally, he won an Olympic Gold Medal with the NBA Dream Team at the Barcelona Games that year.