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George Gervin helps San Antonio youth pursue education

George Gervin helps San Antonio youth pursue education

SANANTONIO-- George The Iceman Gervin, the retired professional basketball player who played for some time with the San Antonio Spurs, helped make the dream of a college education a reality for thousands of San Antonio youths.

Gervin, along with Compass Bank, hosted the first college extravaganza at St. Mary's University Saturday afternoon.

More than $1 million is being awarded to students who come from 21 schools around the area.

Education should be their no. 1 priority, Gervin said. Pursue higher education.

Not only did the students get autographs from Gervin but also advice from dozens of college admission and financial aid representatives.