Pro sporting events may be cancelled, but athletes and owners are finding ways to provide relief for the coronavirus crisis. On March 23, Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets celebrated his birthday by donating $323,000 to Feeding America. The NBA player’s donation will help distribute 250,000 meals to New Yorkers in need of food, UPROXX reports. In an Instagram post, Irving thanked “everyone on the front lines,” adding “we can change the world one small gesture at a time.”
UPROXX further reports that former Kentucky college basketball star Rex Chapman used his platform to raise $55,000 in two hours for relief for communities dealing with the coronavirus.
On an even larger scale, Yardbarker reports that the Cleveland Browns announced that owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are pledging $1.5 million for relief efforts throughout Ohio. Carolina Panthers owner David A. Tepper donated $2.65 million, and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blunk donated $5.4 million.