During the season of giving, professional basketball player Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks decided to donate the rest of his "2020 NBA Salary" to little black people Corporations, non-profit organizations and initiatives, ”read an Instagram post from the weekend.
“With the Covid-19 pandemic and mounting racist injustices in 2020, many of us have been looking for answers. Lauren and I looked for ways to help our community at a time when they needed it most. If we commit the rest of our 2020 NBA wages to small businesses, nonprofits, and black-owned initiatives, we feel like we can make a lasting impact. According to @google, global searches for "Support Small Business" have doubled in 2020 compared to the previous year. It is encouraging to know that at a time when we could all use a helping hand, we are still looking for ways to help one another. Know that you are not alone in finding answers. Check out these and other trends at google.com/yearinsearch #YearInSearch. "
NBA players have been generous this holiday season.
Toronto Raptors shooter Norman Powell recently donated $ 100,000 to help the families of students attending the high school he attended, Lincoln High School in San Diego.
Utah Jazz Shooting Guard Donovan Mitchell donated $ 12 million to his former Connecticut school, Greenwich Country Day School.
Portland Trail Blazers' little striker Robert Covington has donated money to build a practice facility for Tennessee State University.
While the newly formed NBA Foundation has pledged a total of $ 2 million in startup grants to help empower black communities through employment and career advancement.