The Nets --players, coaches, executives and ownership-- are donating $75,000 to the Eric LeGrand Believe Fund, set up to aid the Rutgers football player paralyzed a week ago in a game vs. Army. The money was raised in conjunction with Devin Harris' 34 Ways to Assist Foundation.
LeGrand remains paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a spinal cord injury. LeGrand is at Hackensack University Medical Center. His condition hasn't changed since he was injured making a tackle on a kickoff return against Army.
"We just wanted to find a way to show our support," said Harris. "The athletic community is a very tight-knit group, and what happened to Eric is something that affects all athletes at every level.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family," added Harris whose foundation has focused on young people in crisis, primarily through donations to Big Brothers and Sisters and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. As an organization, the Nets will solicit funds through their website and social media sites.
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