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NBA legend David Robinson to address PHC's largest graduating class

May 6th, 2005

CONTACT: Michael Kiser
Patrick Henry College
(540) 338-1776

PURCELLVILLE, VA – Perennial NBA All-Star and league MVP David Robinson will address Patrick Henry College's Class of 2005 during the college's fourth commencement ceremony, held on the lawn in front of Founder's Hall on the Patrick Henry College campus on Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 1:00PM. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to Loudoun Valley High School. Reserved seating will be made available for graduating seniors and their families. All others will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Following his fourteen memorable seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, Robinson's intense Christian faith and strong sense of duty led him, along with his wife Valerie, to create the David Robinson Foundation in 1992. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $2 million to community programs that address the physical and spiritual needs of families, primarily in the Robinsons' adopted hometown of San Antonio.

To date, the Foundation's most significant accomplishment has been the opening of The Carver Academy in San Antonio in 2001. The academy offers many low-income, at-risk students a challenging academic program and a nurturing environment based upon the foundation of Judeo-Christian scripture. A $9 million donation by the Robinsons, considered the single largest gift ever made by a professional athlete, was instrumental in the founding of the academy.

Located in Purcellville, Virginia, just 50 miles from the nation's capital, Patrick Henry College is a classical Christian liberal arts college dedicated to timeless biblical values and the spirit of the American founding. Since opening its doors in 2000, PHC has been training men and women to lead the nation and shape the culture. A PHC education combines rigorous academics, a biblical worldview, a classical liberal arts core curriculum, and apprenticeship methodologies to produce graduates who are uniquely qualified to serve God and mankind.