The NBA Gives Back To Its Communities
Joe Lacob, the owner of the Golden State Warriors, alongside his players and coaches, pledged to donate $1 million to a disaster relief fund benefitting Chase Center employees who are out of work because of the shortened NBA season. Meanwhile, Cleveland Cavaliers player Kevin Love decided to pledge $100,000 through his Kevin Love Fund in support of the team’s arena and support staff. “Through the game of basketball, we’ve been able to address major issues and stand together as a progressive league that cares about the players, the fans, and the communities where we work. I’m concerned about the level of anxiety that everyone is feeling and that is why I’m committing $100,000 through the @KevinLoveFund in support of the @Cavs arena and support staff that had a sudden life shift due to the suspension of the NBA season,” he wrote on his Instagram page, adding, “I hope that during this time of crisis, others will join me in supporting our communities.” Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin did the same, saying that he plans to donate $100,000 to the staff at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. New Orleans Pelicans player Zion Williamson will cover the salaries of staff members at the Smoothie King Center in The Big Easy. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo offered up $100,000 as well to the workers at Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum.
JJ Watt & Kealia Ohai Donate In Houston
Newlyweds JJ Watt of the Houston Texans and his new wife, Kealia Ohai, reportedly donated $350,000 to the Houston Food Bank.
Bill & Melinda Gates Make The Ultimate Donation
Through their Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Microsoft Corporation co-founder and his wife have committed at least $105 million to aid the global response to the novel coronavirus, which will be used to help detect and treat the disease as well as speed up the development of much-needed vaccines.
Chiara Ferragni Stylishly Supports Her Country
Chiara Ferragni and her husband, Italian rapper Fedez, donated €100,000 (about $109,000) to a GoFundMe campaign they started with the intent of helping the overwhelmed hospitals in Italy. The funds will provide for new hospital beds in Milan’s San Raffaele hospital intensive care unit.