Giannis and Family to Donate $100000 to Fiserv Forum Staff


Me and my family pledge to donate $100,000 to the Fiserv Forum staff. Antetokounmpo tweeted. "And during this tough time I want to help the people that make my life, my family's lives and my teammates' lives easier". Me and my household pledge to donate $100,000 to the Fiserv Discussion board employees. "We can get through this together".

Their donations came the day after the Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love announced a $100,000 donation through his foundation to help the team's support staff and arena staff.

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson have joined other National Basketball Association stars in helping arena employees who were impacted by the NBA's indefinite suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed this week that while the league is suspended for at least 30 days, action could potentially resume down the line depending on the severity of the outbreak.

"I hope that during this time of crisis, others will join me in supporting our communities", Love wrote in the Instagram announcement.

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The publication revealed that each of the players has pledged to donate a generous sum of money to cover the salaries of arena workers who paid on a per hour basis during the National Basketball Association season's suspension. Pandemics are not just a medical phenomenon.

"The people of New Orleans have been incredibly welcoming and supportive since I was drafted by the Pels last June, and some of the most special people I have met are those who work at smoothie King Center", Williamson said on Instagram.

-On Friday, the Pistons' Blake Griffin said he is donating $100,000 to help pay the salaries of workers at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Ilitch Companies introduced the facility of a $1m fund to cover one month's salaries "for our part-time staff for games, concerts, and events that they would have otherwise worked were it not for the recent cancellations and postponements caused by the coronavirus crisis".

Hawks owner Tony Ressler followed suit and pledged to create an income plan for all employees at the State Farm Arena, the home of the Hawks.