NBA Players Donate $50,000 to Disney Cast Member Food Bank

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NBA at Walt Disney World

Earlier this year, NBA players lived and played at Disney World to finish their season. They continued in a bubble so the games could go on during the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, the NBA players union is trying to help the community of Disney Castmembers. Especially since it’s during a time when thousands are facing unemployment or furloughs.

The NBA Players Association said it is donating $50,000 to a union-run food bank for displaced Central Florida tourism employees.

The donation is expected to keep the food bank running for at least another month, said Jeremy Haicken, president of Local 737 which represents Disney World hotel housekeepers and other hospitality workers.

We’re lucky to be in the position that we are, to make the money that we are and live a good life and so when you can help others that are not in the same situation it’s huge. The players association has great programs that we can use to help others, and so I think that is something that the NBA does a great job with, and players as well.

— Nikola Vucevic of Orlando Magic

To donate, the union is accepting donations online at this link.

Source: Orlando Sentinel


Kevin Koszola