Last week, the Lakers organization donated $150,000 to the Philippine Red Cross to assist in relief efforts in the areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). The organization also plans to donate all proceeds from the Lakers Youth Foundation In-Arena Auctions at all Laker home games between November 12-24.
Pau Gasol, who won the 2012 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for his partnership with UNICEF, has also pledged to donate $1,000 for every point he scores in Friday’s game against the Warriors to Typhoon relief. Pau announced his pledge and urged fans to join him on Twitter:
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) November 20, 2013
This is not the first time Pau has done this; in 2010 and 2011 Pau pledged similar donations to assist in earthquake relief in Haiti and Japan. In those years Pau donated $20,000 and $18,000 respectively.
If you’re interested in joining Pau in his pledge you can do so here.