Professional Athletes Donate Money To Cover Salaries
The sports world has come to a complete halt due to the coronavirus and its quick spread. That means that many people that work at these sports venues are pretty much unemployed and receiving very little money or possibly none at all.
Some of the athletes from the NBA have decided to donate a huge chunk of money to help cover some of the salaries at their "home" arenas. The NBA's reigning MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, tweeted out saying, "Me and my family pledge to donate $100,000 to the Fiserv Forum staff."
According to CNN.com, the New Orleans Pelicans' rookie, Zion Williamson, went on Instagram to share, "My mother has always set an example for me about being respectful for others and being grateful for what we have." He went on to mention that he will " cover the salaries for all of those Smoothie King Center workers for the next 30 days." Williamson's mother definitely raised a great kid. Only 19 years old and extremely mature.
It was also mentioned in The New York Times that Comcast Spectator, who owns the Well Fargo Center, plans on paying its arena employees through the month of March.