The New Orleans Pelicans point-back Jrue Holiday has pledged to donate $1,000 to New Orleans tornado relief for every point and assist that he makes during his next game.
The Pelicans, who will be facing off against the San Antonio Spurs, are set to play at the Smoothie King Center on Friday. Holiday’s donations will be going towards The Greater New Orleans Foundation Tornado Relief Fund.
The money will benefit families and individuals affected by the tornadoes that rampaged through the city in early February.
“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 told NBA. “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.”