The Miami Heat are in New York to face off with the Knicks tonight, and All-Star guard Dwyane Wade is making waves of his own regarding Sandy relief efforts.
Wade has announced that he will be donating his game check from tonight’s game to relief efforts. Considering his near-max veteran contract, that is a sizable donation of nearly 156,000 dollars.
Big hearts are everywhere.
Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner and center Spencer Hawes both helped with a live telethon hosted by Channel 6 ABC in Philadelphia to raise money for the American Red Cross to assist with Sandy relief efforts.
The Madison Square Garden Company made a donation in the amount of 500,000 dollars—to be divided between the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the American Red Cross.
Additionally, during the Knicks game against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, November 9, MSG Network will host a telethon to raise additional money for both organizations.
But the help doesn’t stop on the east coast, NBA teams near and far are contributing to the relief effort.
As Los Angeles Times writer Eric Pincus reports, the Lakers are also getting in on the relief efforts, announcing their plans to donate up to 100,000 dollars. Fans looking to contribute—while having the Lakers organization match their donation—can do so by following this link.
With the US death toll up to 97 (and counting) and the total damage estimated to be nearing $50 billion, every donation, big or small, counts.
Join in the effort to help our neighbors in the northeast, donate to the American Red Cross.
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