Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 10:00 am  |  3 responses

NBA and NBPA Donate $250K to Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort

The League and the players’ union donated $250,000 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts in areas of the Philippines ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan. Per the AP: “Also, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, whose mother is from the Philippines, will appear in a public service announcement for the organization to help raise funds for the relief efforts. UNICEF said Sunday in a release that estimates show as many as 4 million children could be affected by the disaster that has killed thousands and could be the deadliest natural disaster on record. The league also is planning a second donation to another organization and is encouraging others to help the efforts in the Philippines, where it played an exhibition game last month between Houston and Indiana.”

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  • Pinoy

    Thank you NBA!

  • James Dean

    That’s it??? I know 250k is heaps of cash, but the average NBA player makes like 2m a year. Some are making 5 times that. And with all the players, and the league combined, they manage to send just 250k….

  • mike

    Good job NBA , anything can help.. if everyone contrinbutes a little, it can add up to a lot and the awareness it brings is also very important , god bless….. ( side note , this really shows how awesome Kevin Durant’s 1 million dollars to Oklahoma really was )