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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

NBA Players to pitch in

TSN reports that several NBA players are making a sizeable donation to aid the victims of the tsunami disaster. Not only is this the classy thing to do, in my opinion it's the right and only thing to do. No donation is too little - it all helps and is gravely needed.

From TSN:
Toronto Raptors guard Jalen Rose, Houston Rockets star Tracy McGrady, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and four other NBA players have promised to donate $1,000 US for every point they score in a game later this week to help victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami. Jermaine O'Neal of the Indiana Pacers, Bob Sura of the Rockets, and Pau Gasol and Mike Miller of the Memphis Grizzlies also are taking part in the $1,000-per-point donations, which will be made to UNICEF.

Also, in another classy move, Formula One driver Michael Schumacher will reportedly donate $10 million US to aid efforts. There are many such stories of generous donations from athletes, entertainment celebrities, and private citizens, which is great to see, so keep it up everyone.

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