SAN ANTONIO — In the days leading up to the Final Four, players from the Reese’s College All-Star Game took some time out of their busy schedule to make a special trip to Fort Sam Houston.
They made an appearance at the Warrior and Family Support Center with a special guest, San Antonio Spurs legend David Robinson.
"I grew up around the military. My grandfather was Army, my father was retired Navy, so me and my brother both went Navy, and so when I see the military guys, I have a unique kinship with military. And so anytime I get a chance to show appreciation, I try to do it," Robinson said.
The players signed t-shirts and handed out 200 Easter egg baskets to the families of Wounded Warriors thanks to donations from Reese's.
It's a small gesture that means a lot to service members like Army Chief Warrant Officer Anthony Cunningham, who was injured during a training exercise when his parachute malfunctioned.
"We decided, ‘Hey, this is a good idea,’ especially to meet Robinson. And my grandbaby would be able to get an Easter basket, which is good. Plus, it keeps us from having to run around town and try to find everything," Cunningham said.
He added that it's also a chance to thank his family for supporting him on his road to recovery.
"It's good to be able to get them out of the house and do things so they don't feel like they're always trapped, you know, either putting my wheel chair in and taking me to appointments, so this is a break," Cunningham said.