NBA AND PLAYERS ASSOCIATION DONATE $1 MILLION TO SUPPORT OKLAHOMA TORNADO RELIEF EFFORTS
NEW YORK, May 21, 2013 – The National Basketball Association and National Basketball Players Association announced today that, in response to the destruction caused by the tornado in the Oklahoma City area, they will contribute $1 million to support relief efforts. The NBA and the Players Association will join forces with the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other disaster relief agencies that are mobilizing their resources to continue the recovery and rebuilding efforts.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has also donated $1 million and Thunder star Kevin Durant, in addition, has pledged $1 million to the relief efforts and several NBA teams, players, and legends are contributing to aid in the recovery.
Players and team personnel of the Thunder, the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock, and the NBA D-League’s Tulsa 66ers will continue to provide local support, assisting in on-the-ground relief efforts in addition to the ongoing support by the NBA family.