NBA Player Donates 2020 Salary To Black-Owned Businesses
NBA all-star Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks is forgoing the rest of his 2020 NBA salary and donating where it matters the most.
Holiday revealed in an Instagram post on Saturday (Dec. 19) that he planned to dive his remaining salary to Black-owned small businesses and nonprofits, as the long lasting impact of the coronavirus pandemic has affected many across the country.
“With the COVID-19 Pandemic and heightened racial injustices in 2020, many of us have been looking for answers. Lauren & I found ourselves searching for ways to help our community at a time when they needed it most,” he captioned his post.
“Pledging the remainder of our 2020 NBA salary to small black owned businesses, nonprofits and initiatives is how we felt we could make a lasting impact,” he continued.
According to Bleacher Report, the guard signed a $131.8 million five-year contract deal where he earned $26 million for the 2019-20 season. The outlet reports that it is unclear how much money he will be donating and how it will be allocated.