Antetokounmpo, Middleton each pledge $100K to Fiserv Forum staff, Bucks organization will match donations
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Bucks MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has pledged to donate $100,000 to Fiserv Forum staff amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The donation comes after the NBA's decision to suspend the rest of its season on Wednesday, after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the virus.
Giannis made the announcement in a tweet Friday, March 13, noting that he wants to help the people that have made his life and the lives of his teammates easier.
It’s bigger than basketball! And during this tough time I want to help the people that make my life, my family’s lives and my teammates lives easier. Me and my family pledge to donate $100,000 to the Fiserv Forum staff. We can get through this together! ??— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) March 13, 2020
The Bucks organization replied with a pledge to match all Bucks player donations to part-time arena workers.
Following the donation of $100,000 by @Giannis_An34 to the impacted Fiserv Forum staff, the Bucks organization is proud to match all Bucks player donations to part-time arena workers. pic.twitter.com/BV02TGua0z— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 13, 2020
Not long after, Khris Middleton followed suit, matching Giannis' $100,000 donation to Fiserv employees.
A big All-Star assist by @khris22m who has just announced he will match @Giannis_an34 $100,000 donation to impacted Fiserv Forum workers.— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 14, 2020
As promised earlier today, the Bucks organization will match player donations to part-time arena workers. pic.twitter.com/RgmzXInYzn