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Jermaine O Neal, Jalen Rose, Pau Gasol, and others are donating $1k per point scored over the passed few nights

 

very classy stuff

 

O Neal donated $55k, Rose $21k, Gasol $20k.... im sure im missing a few players

 

I know Kobe and TMac are doing that tonight

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? Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Pau Gasol and Mike Miller of the Memphis Grizzlies, Tracy McGrady and Bobby Sura of the Houston Rockets, Jermaine O'Neal of the Indiana Pacers and Jalen Rose of the Toronto Raptors joined together for an SFX Basketball Shoot-a-Thon to benefit UNICEF. Each player pledged to donate $1,000 for every point they scored in a game the week of January 9.

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NBA players and teams are joining forces with various charitable organizations to raise funds for the victims of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia.

? The Boston Celtics joined the American Red Cross to collect funds from fans at home games on December 31, January 3, 5 and 7. So far more than $20,000 has been raised. The Celtics will match the total funds collected and will then make an additional donation from the Shamrock Foundation. Paul Pierce and Gary Payton are also donating $1000 for every assist they make in games played on January 7 and 8.

 

? The Charlotte Bobcats collected donations from fans at three home games in support of the UNICEF relief efforts on December 31, January 3 and 5. The Bobcats will also make a separate contribution from the foundation.

 

? The Cleveland Cavaliers will provide fans with an opportunity to donate to UNICEF at a home game and will also make a donation from the team.

 

? The Denver Nuggets have teamed up with the American Red Cross to raise $15,000 including $5,000 donated by Kroenke Sports. Nuggets? employees are also compiling a shipment of supplies to send to the affected regions in Southeast Asia.

 

? On January 5, Scot Pollard of the Indiana Pacers and his wife, Mindy, whose mother is from Thailand, presented a check for $57,000 to UNICEF on behalf of the team. On January 14 fans attending the Pacers game at Conseco Fieldhouse will be asked to donate to UNICEF?s relief efforts.

 

? The Los Angeles Lakers will match all proceeds from in-arena auctions at their home games on January 2, 7 and 13. The Lakers will also match Kobe Bryant?s donation of $1,000 for every basket he scores January 7.

 

? On January 6, the Milwaukee Bucks auctioned off Bucks and Green Bay Packers tickets. Donations were also collected by American Red Cross volunteers at home games on January 5, 6 and 8. Bucks memorabilia will also be auctioned off on January 8, including artwork by Desmond Mason and autographed pairs of Michael Redd and Toni Kukoc?s game shoes.

 

? The Minnesota Timberwolves are holding silent auctions at their home games on January 4, 7 and 10, and American Red Cross volunteers will be collecting donations from fans to help support the tsunami relief fund.

 

? The New Jersey Nets will donate a percentage of all tickets sold over the first two weeks in January to aid UNICEF?s relief efforts.

 

? Stephon Marbury, Allan Houston, Moochie Norris, Vin Baker and Nazr Mohammed of the New York Knicks will all donate $1,000 to UNICEF for each point that they individually score on January 8. When Jamal Crawford returns from the injured list he will also make the same donation. The rest of the Knicks players are making private donations to UNICEF to aid the victims of the Tsunami.

 

? Comcast Spectacor, the ownership group of the Philadelphia 76ers , is donating $50,000 to the United Way and $50,000 to the American Red Cross relief efforts. Fans will also be able to make donations to the American Red Cross at the 76ers? home games on January 10 and 14.

 

? The Portland Trail Blazers have collected donations at home games for Mercy Corps. The Trail Blazers will match donations up to $25,000.

 

? The Maloofs and the You Foundation are teaming up with NEWS 10 and KHTK to help raise relief funds for survivors. At the Sacramento Kings game on January 11, fans can purchase a Kings Tsunami Relief Ribbon Car Magnet to support relief efforts in Southeast Asia. The Kings Tsunami Relief Ribbon Car Magnet will be available for $5 at both the Team Store and Kings.com. All proceeds will benefit UNICEF's international relief effort to provide lifesaving supplies to victims.

 

? The Seattle SuperSonics will collect donations from fans during games on January 9, 11 and 14. The Sonics and Storm TEAM Foundation will match the donations up to $50,000. The money will go to the relief efforts in Sri Lanka through CARE. Sonics Dance Team and the Storm mascot, Doppler, will be available for photographs in exchange for a donation during halftime of the three games. Fans can also make donations via a link on the Sonics and Storm websites.

 

? The Toronto Raptors are leading several initiatives to benefit the victims of the tsunami disaster. After their home game on January 7, game jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross. The Raptors will also co-host a telethon with Rogers SportsNet and have an in-arena collection that will be matched by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. A percentage of food and merchandise sales on the January 7 and 9 will also benefit the Canadian Red Cross.

 

? The Utah Jazz will host American Red Cross volunteers at their home games on January 10, 12 and 15 to collect donations from fans. The Admin H. Miller Charities are also making a donation of $1.00 for every full-time and part-time employee in the Admin H. Miller Group, the ownership group of the Jazz.

 

? Starting January 4, the Washington Wizards sold black wristbands for $2.00 at the MCI Center and online. Proceeds will go to tsunami victims.

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