NBA Star Rudy Golbert Donates $500k Coronavirus Relief Fund
Utah Jazz star Rudy Golbert has donated $500k to support both support the employee relief fund at his side’s home arena and to coronavirus-related social services in Utah, Oklahoma City as well as within his home country of France.
The 27-year-old NBA player was the first in the American basketball top tier to test positive for the virus that has ripped through the country and beyond its borders. The coronavirus originated in the Wuhan area of China but has also proved deadly throughout Asia and Europe and has led to the shutdown of sporting events worldwide.
On the matter of the help provided by the health and social services Golbert stated;
“I am humbled by the tireless efforts and care of people around the globe for those affected by COVID-19, especially my own communities of Utah and France, in addition to my appreciation for the state of Oklahoma and my care there, and of course, my Utah Jazz family,”
“I know there are countless ways that people have been impacted. These donations are a small token that reflect my appreciation and support for all those impacted and are the first of many steps I will take to try and make a positive difference, while continuing to learn more about COVID-19 and educate others.”
It’s unsure yet as to when the NBA, and other sporting events, will return to normal but the current situation is expected to continue until the end of the current month.