Philanthropy Rumors

The Utah Sports Commission recognized Gobert for his excellence on the court, as well as his impact on the state of Utah. Gobert has established Rudy’s Kids Foundation which supports charities that directly impact the lives of youth in Utah, as well as a program that donates money to ShelterKids and Salt Lake County Youth Services, and the Utah Refugee Connection with every blocked shot Gobert records on the floor.
They’ve kicked in on the medical side as well. With New York in dire need of ventilators and other medical supplies to help treat COVID-19 patients, the Alibaba Group helped facilitate significant shipments to the state. It didn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “We discussed supplies. I want to thank Michael Evans from Alibaba, who is here with us today,” Cuomo said at Monday’s press briefing. “I want to thank Elizabeth Jennings [the chief of staff] from the Asia Society, who is here with us today, who are helping us source supplies.“
On Thursday, 76ers point guard Ben Simmons launched The Philly Pledge as a way for people to find local nonprofit organizations that are helping the less fortunate. The Philly Pledge encourages locals to donate to the PHL COVID-19 Fund and Philadundance online. The PHL COVID-19 Fund is for coronavirus relief, while Philadundance is a hunger-relief organization. Simmons said folks can make a donation for as little as $25.
Flyers standout Glaude Giroux, Sixers forward Tobias Harris, Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins, Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp, Phillies infielder Scott Kingery, ONE Championship fighter Eddie Alvarez, Eagles defensive back Jalen Mills, Eagles tight end Zack Ertz and his wife, Julie, a member of U.S. woman’s soccer team, and Sixers limited partner Michael Rubin are among the growing list of supporters.
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