NBA, NHL athletes to assist idled workers

NBA, NHL athletes to assist idled workers

Antetokounmpo's pledge comes a day after Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love committed United States dollars 100,000 to the team's arena workers and support staff.

As NBA teams figure out how to compensate part-time workers who are unable to work while league play is suspended, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday pledged $100,000 to help pay the staff of the Bucks' home, the Fiserv Forum. We will likely have an update within the next 30 days or so by commissioner Adam Silver. Hourly workers could be out of a job for a month or more, and that can obviously be a major burden for the average family. Antetokounmpo tweeted. "And during this tough time I want to help the people that make my life, my family's lives and my teammates' lives easier".

National Basketball Association stars continue to help their arena staff members. Be understanding of their fears, regardless if you don't feel the same. "We are able to get via this collectively!"

The ownership group, along with players and coaches, pledged to donate $1 million to the staff that works at the Chase Center. And I encourage everyone to take care of themselves and to reach out to others in need - whether that means supporting your local charities that are canceling events, or checking in on your colleagues and family.

What began as a suggestion by Mark Cuban on Wednesday and ended up being a motion by Kevin Love a day later on, is now a complete blown motion as athletes and teams throughout the National Basketball Association continue to pledge donations to workers influenced by the coronavirus. "These are the folks who make our games possible, creating the flawless environment for our fans and everyone involved in the organization".

"Many of them are still recovering from long-term challenges created by Katrina, and now face the economic impact of the postponement of games because of the virus", Williamson said.

New Orleans Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson said on Instagram that he would cover salaries for all workers at the Smoothie King Center for 30 days.

It's a rough time for these employees as they now have no source of income coming in.

Atlanta Hawks owner Tony Ressler agreed to join Cuban in doing something similar for his arena workers, and the Philadelphia 76ers have said they would do something.

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