Kings news: Houston natives De’Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson talks about Hurricane Harvey fundraiser
Since Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area over this past weekend, there has been a concerted effort around the NBA to get involved in helping the rebuilding process.
The latest comes from Sacramento Kings rookies and Houston natives De’Aaron Fox and Justin Jackson who are reportedly set to host a basketball game to raise money for the relief effort, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.
Kings rookies De'Aaron Fox & Justin Jackson organizing basketball game fundraiser to benefit Houston relief efforts. https://t.co/Z6Sbfq1V65
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) August 31, 2017
The Kings rookies are putting on something that is likely to draw a large amount of support and donations to further help the Houston area after the devastating natural disaster. This has displaced thousands from their homes that have either been severely damaged or lost completely. Meanwhile, there are many who have lost their lives in the process.
That said, it has been an astonishing outpouring of support for those affected by the situation as many prominent professional athletes in the major sports have either donated money or helped create fundraisers to help smoothen the rebuilding of the city and nearby areas.
This has seen Houston Texans star defensive end JJ Watt raise over $10 million to help the relief effort while Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has pledged to donate $10 million. There are many more beyond that have also chipped in to help out.