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LA Lakers & Sacramento Kings to donate game proceeds to victims of Las Vegas tragedy

11 Oct

By: Jack Maloney

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/lakers-kings-to-donate-game-proceeds-to-victims-of-las-vegas-mass-shooting-tragedy/

Scheduled to play a preseason game at T-Mobile Arena Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings are making the effort to do their part after last Sunday’s mass shooting.

Both teams have announced that all proceeds from the game will be donated to help those affected by the tragic incident.

Via NBA.com/Lakers:

The Los Angeles Lakers organization announced today that, along with the Sacramento Kings, T-Mobile Arena, AEG, and MGM Resorts International, it will donate the proceeds from Sunday night’s preseason game vs. Sacramento in Las Vegas to aid those affected by the tragic incident on October 1.

The donation will be made through the MGM Resorts Foundation and all of the money raised will go directly to benefit victims, their families and first responders.

“Our thoughts are with all those affected by this evil and senseless crime,” said Lakers governor and controlling owner Jeanie Buss. “While no one can erase the horrific actions of last Sunday, we are committed to doing everything we can to help the people of Las Vegas who were affected by this tragedy.”

This is a kind and generous move by both the Lakers and Kings. Hopefully their donation can help many people who were affected by that horrible attack.

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Deshaun Watson donates game check to Texans’ worker during Hurricane Harvey

10 Oct

 

By: Dan Hanzus  via NFL.com

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000852639/article/deshaun-watson-donates-game-check-to-workers

 

Dabo Swinney, the head football coach at Clemson, said prior to the 2017 NFL Draft that any teams that passed on Deshaun Watson would eventually experience the same regret that haunted NBA teams that passed on Michael Jordan.

It was perhaps the greatest endorsement you’ll ever hear a college coach foist upon his star player, and Swinney’s logic went beyond praising Watson as an elite performer on Saturdays. Watson was a special player, sure, but Swinney was also taken by his quarterback’s maturity, commitment to craft and ability to create a positive culture for Clemson’s football program.

Six months later, Watson is earning rave reviews as the starting quarterback of the Houston Texans. The rookie made a collection of impressive plays in the Texans‘ near upset of the Patriots last weekend, and a recent act of charity has reinforced the notion that the Texans are in business with a different type of young star.

This week, Watson split up his first game check and turned over his earnings to three Texans employees who work in the team cafeteria and lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. The team captured the delivery of the surprise gifts, and it’s as touching as you’d imagine.

“Anything else y’all need, I’m always here to help,” Watson said.

We’ll see if Watson ever fulfills his former coach’s promise of being a transcendent Jordan-like talent on the football field. But the Texans seem to be in very good hands with Watson as a new face of the franchise.

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