Two more donations from the Sixers owners, via Justin Grasso at Sports Illustrated:
“…on Thursday, the Sixers’ Managing Partner is back at it again with two more generous donations. First, Harris-Blitzer Sports and Entertainment have made a “significant donation” to Cooper University Health Care’s COVID-19 Assistance Fund.
The Cooper Foundation in Camden, New Jersey, created the fund to help South Jersey’s leading academic health system during the coronavirus pandemic. With the donation, the 76ers’ partners have contributed enough funds to provide critical medical equipment, which includes respirators, surgical masks, gloves, gowns, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, eye protection, and ventilators.
In addition to Thursday’s donation to The Cooper Foundation, Josh Harris and company have also made another considerable donation to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to provide medical supplies and telemedicine, which allows kids to have remote visits during this time.
I wrote about Harris and Blitzer yesterday, and some people thought I was “in the bag” or being paid by them, which is nonsense. They apologized for the employee furlough plan, reversed course, and are now putting a lot of money into charity and Coronavirus relief. If you’re still hung up on last Tuesday, then that’s your problem.
Al Horford is getting in on the action:
76ers’ Al Horford (@Al_Horford) has donated $500,000 to aid coronavirus pandemic in his home country of the Dominican Republic, as well as each U.S. region in which he has played basketball (Michigan/Gainesville, FL./Atlanta/Boston/Philadelphia).
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 2, 2020