NBA’s Rudy Gobert donates $500K to COVID-related efforts in Utah, OKC, France
Utah Jazz center and NBA all-star Rudy Gobert has pledged 500,000 US dollars to aid medical efforts related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Utah, Oklahoma City, and his home country France.
Gobert will be donating to the Vivint Smart Home Arena workers and staffers affected by the NBA season suspension.
He will likewise give to COVID-related efforts in both Utah and Oklahoma City, as well as the health department of France.
Rudy Gobert is donating more than $500,000 to support both the employee relief fund at Vivint Smart Home Arena and COVID-related social services relief in Utah, Oklahoma City and within the French health care system.
— utahjazz (@utahjazz) March 14, 2020
The 7-foot-2 center, who tested positive for the virus last week, also took his time to send a message to everyone.
— NBA (@NBA) March 15, 2020
The all-star reminded fans to observe proper precautionary measures and take the situation seriously.
As for his condition, Gobert says he is recovering and is close to being at full-strength once again.