Pelicans guard vows to donate money raised to help tornado victims.
New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday will be donating $1,000 for every point and every assist he records during Friday night's game against the Spurs.
All of the money will be donated to support those who were impacted by the tornadoes that hit Southern Louisiana on February 7th.
“It’s a shame that in the matter of minutes these storms produced such violent tornadoes that literally upended the lives of so many residents of New Orleans,” Holiday said in a statement.
“This financial pledge is a unique way I thought of that can have a positive impact on some of the peoples’ lives and help them get back on their feet and assist them in getting their lives back in order. It’s a blessing that nobody lost their lives in the tornadoes, but that doesn’t mean the work is done. I’ve been impressed with how our city and its residents have responded to those in need and this is my way of helping out.”
The game will take place Friday night in New Orleans at 8pm, and will be televised on ESPN so you can keep track of how much money Jrue is raising.
Holiday is currently averaging 16 points per game and 7.3 assists per game.
Andy Kopplin, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, has made it clear that all of the contribution will go directly to aiding the hundreds of families that suffered significant losses due to the tornadoes.
“We are extremely grateful and thankful to Jrue Holiday for his generosity and thoughtfulness and his rapid response to the members of our community that have lost so much,” said Andy Kopplin, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “His contribution will go directly to aiding the hundreds of families that suffered significant losses due to the tornadoes.”