Jayson Tatum is the latest athlete to pledge money to help support those affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The third-year Boston Celtics All-Star today announced that through The Jayson Tatum Foundation, in partnership with Feeding America and Lineage Logistics, is pledging to match $250,000 to help provide meals through the Greater Boston Food Bank in an initiative called “Share a Meal.”
Tatum is not stopping there, either. He will also match $250,000 with friend and St. Louis native Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards to provide meals through the St. Louis Food Bank.
“This campaign will help some of the hardest hit communities in Boston and in Brad and my hometown of St. Louis, receive meals,” Tatum wrote in an Instagram post Monday morning.
Tatum, who was turning heads in his third season in the NBA, asked family, friends, fans, and partners to make a donation if they can help.
“No donation is too small, and every dollar donated will go straight to making sure that our neighbors receive the much-needed food and supplies,” his Instagram post said.
The Massachusetts Department of Health has confirmed 12,500 COVID-19 cases as of April 5.
The 22-year old thanked the frontline workers and volunteers who work around the clock to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Although COVID-19 continues to negatively impact our families, loved ones, and communities, we can still make a difference, he concluded.
To donate, individuals can click here.
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