“Australia has recently been ravaged by a rash of bushfires that have sent residents and animals fleeing in recent weeks. According to a report from CBS News, nearly half a billion animals and plants have been lost while 12.4 million acres have been burned throughout the country.
With the devastation running rampant, 9 Australian NBA players have partnered with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and the NBA to donate $750,000 that will go towards relief and recovery efforts throughout the country. Jonah Bolden and Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers), Aron Baynes (Phoenix Suns), Ryan Broekhoff (Dallas Mavericks), Matthew Dellavedova and Dante Exum (Cleveland Cavaliers), Joe Ingles (Utah Jazz), Thon Maker (Detroit Pistons) and Patty Mills (San Antonio Spurs) are the players that will be donating to the cause.
Those players will work to help provide support to different organizations throughout Australia and help aid immediate relief efforts and long-term rebuilding projects.”