Shane Battier
Houston Scholarship Foundation

SHANE

Over his distinguished 13 seasons in the NBA and his heralded collegiate career at Duke University, Shane established himself as a scholar athlete, All- American, leader, and both NCAA and NBA champion. In 2010, he added philanthropist to that list, when he and Heidi established the Battier Take Charge Foundation. As Chairman of Take Charge, Shane doesn’t merely lend his name and face to the cause – he is deeply and actively involved in the daily operations of the foundation. Through fundraising and speaking opportunities, partnering with community leaders in Miami, Houston and Detroit, and taking an active mentoring role with the selected Take Charge Scholars, Shane has found countless ways to continue being a sportsman and teammate, even though his playing days are behind him.

Shane doesn’t merely lend his name and face to the cause – he is deeply and actively involved in the daily operations of the foundation

In his time outside of the office, Shane can be found playing with his kids, working on his golf game, and embracing worldwide cultures and adventures – recently climbing Machu Picchu.

Getting to know shane:

WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE COURSES​?

Alternative Religions on the Internet

Best live sporting event you’ve attended?

​2001 Masters. One of Tiger’s wins.

Who is the most influential person in your life?

​My parents. We didn’t always have a lot but always had enough.

What are the top 5 most played songs in your iTunes?

Tin Cup Chalice – Jimmy Buffett, #41 – Dave Matthews Band, Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis, Midnight in Harlem – Tedeschi Trucks Band, No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley

If you could choose anyone to be your mentor, who would it be?

Bill Bradley

What do you miss most about being a kid?

Summers felt like they lasted years instead of weeks.

What is the last book or movie that made your cry?

​Tuesdays with Morrie​

If you won The Masters, what would you serve at the Champion’s Dinner?

A nice Ribeye, medium-rare, stone crab,  shredded hash browns, and sauteed Spinach with garlic. Washed down with a full bodied Cabernet. Warm skillet chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream for dessert.​