On his 28th birthday, Kyrie Irving announced Monday that he’s donating $323,000 to Feeding America, with Lineage Logistics matching up to $200,000 in donations as well, amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Locally, he’s partnering with City Harvest and donating 250,000 meals across the New York area. Irving announced he is creating the Share-A-Meal campaign in partnership with those organizations “to help marginalized communities get the food sources they require.”
Irving announced his gift on Instagram...
Howard Beck of Bleacher Report explained why $323,000...
Irving, of course, has had an injury-scarred season, playing only 20 games, but during those games, the six-time All-Star averaged 27.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists with a 48/39/92 shooting line.
But when he was on the court...
Kyrie Irving turned 28-years-old today. We only saw him play 20 games this season, but he went off during that time.— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) March 23, 2020
From the vault:
10/25/2019: Knicks @ Nets.
Game winner. pic.twitter.com/fvnDHrBwXf
It’s the second time in the last five days that a Nets-related entity has provided food for the needy. Levy Restauarants, the food and beverage concessionaire at Barclays Center, donated five tons of food to City Harvest.
And in wake of the first coronavirus death in his hometown of Bihac, Bosnia, Dzanan Musa tells NetsDaily he’s buying medical supplies for the Cantonal Hospital in the city of 56,000.
- Kyrie Irving donates $323K, partners to provide 250K meals during coronavirus pandemic - Malika Andrews - ESPN
- Kyrie Irving offers gift of $323,000 to Share A Meal on his birthday - Greg Logan - Newsday
- Kyrie Irving donates $323,000 to coronavirus relief on his birthday - Howie Kussoy - New York Post
- Nets’ Kyrie Irving Donates $323K, 250K Meals Amid Coronavirus Pandemic - Timothy Rapp - Bleacher Report
- Brooklyn Nets Star Kyrie Irving Donates $323,000 To Feeding America; 250,000 Meals Will Be Provided - Anthony Sain - Sports Illustrated