With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping the global attention, it warms our hearts to see people reaching out to help to the most vulnerable ones, including people affected financially due to loss of work.
One such situation is happening in the wake of the NBA 2020 Season suspension.
Some players will be donating funds to cover the lost pays for the thousands of hourly-wage workers who work in the arenas throughout the country.
Players are hopeful to reduce the burden that these workers will be facing with the cancellation of the season.
More than Great Basketball Players- They’re Great People too!
Giannis Antetokounmpo explains that this is bigger than basketball and during this hard time, he wants to help people who’re making his life, his family’s lives, and his teammates’ lives easier.
Together with his family, he pledged $100,000 to the Fiserv Forum Staff to get through this together, he wrote on Twitter.
Blake Grifin from Detroit Piston is another player who pledged a donation of $100,000 to the workers from the Little Caesars arena.
Zion Williamson informed his Instagram followers about his pledge to pay the salaries of all the workers of Smoothie King Center for the following 30 days.
He explained that these people make their games possible and create the best environment for their fans and other people from the organization.
He considers this a small way to show his support and appreciation for these amazing people who’ve been great to him and his teammates and hopefully, they can relieve some of the hardship this national health crisis is causing.
The Golden State Warriors announced that they’ll be giving relief to employees in the Chase Center, San Francisco, i.e. $1 million through players, franchise owners, and coaches.
The guard of Warriors, Stephen Curry, said that men and women who work there are essential in creating an amazing game-night experience for all fans, including the popcorn sellers.
So, the players wanted to do something to reduce the pain during this difficult time, along with their owners and coaches.
The Negative Impact of the Outbreak on the World Economy
The influence of the deadly virus is already affecting the world economy. So, many are relying on financial help to tackle lost wages.
We hope other people who’re more financially capable will follow suit and help workers get their wages after being left without work.