NBPA, NBA jointly commit to donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief
The city of Houston was at the forefront of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey over the weekend. As a result, the sports world and its entirety have come together to help provide aid for those affected by this disaster.
High-profile athletes and owners from every professional sports league have gotten involved in helping the people in Houston. Now, the league’s themselves are also taking action. The NBPA announced on Twitter that they have collaborated with the NBA to donate $1 million in relief:
“Our thoughts are with the city of Houston and all those affected by the flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The NBA and NBPA have jointly committed $1 million to organizations including the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, American Red Cross, and other non-profit groups working in the Greater Houston area to bring relief to those impacted.”
This is just the latest example of the overwhelming support the sports world has provided in the face of natural disaster. There are a number of current and former NBA players with direct ties to the city.
Houston native Gerald Green recently posted a video on Instagram pleading people to help him rescue victims of the storm. While other locals like Washington Wizards point guard Tim Frazier and swingman Sheldon Mac are still stuck in the city.