NBA & Players to Donate $250K to Unicef Philipines


Erik Spoelstra speaks to the Vols team.


According to a story courtesy the Associated Press, the NBA and its players are planning on coming to the aid of the people of the Philipines after the country was hit by a devastating typhoon.

The NBA and NBA Players Association are donating $250,000 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts in areas of the Philippines ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan.

Also, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, whose mother is from the Philippines, will appear in a public service announcement for the organization to help raise funds for the relief efforts.

UNICEF said Sunday in a release that estimates show as many as 4 million children could be affected by the disaster that has killed thousands and could be the deadliest natural disaster on record.

The NBA is also planning on giving another donation to a second organization and also plans on playing an exhibition in the Philipines in the future to help with the relief efforts.

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