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Kevin Love Is Donating $100,000 to Support Cleveland Cavaliers' Arena Staff

Kevin Love Is Donating $100,000 to Support Cleveland Cavaliers' Arena Staff

Kevin Love is helping to ease some of the anxiety resulting from the coronavirus outbreak.

The 31-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player took to Instagram on Thursday (March 12) to let fans know how he is giving back.

“Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations,” Kevin wrote. “And the fear and anxiety resulting from the recent outbreak of COVID-19 can be extremely overwhelming.”

“Through the game of basketball, we’ve been able to address major issues and stand together as a progressive league that cares about the players, the fans, and the communities where we work,” he continued. “I’m concerned about the level of anxiety that everyone is feeling and that is why I’m committing $100,000 through the @KevinLoveFund in support of the @Cavs arena and support staff that had a sudden life shift due to the suspension of the NBA season. I hope that during this time of crisis, others will join me in supporting our communities.”

“Pandemics are not just a medical phenomenon,” he added. “They affect individuals and society on so many levels, with stigma and xenophobia being just two aspects of the impact of a pandemic outbreak. It’s important to know that those with a mental illness may be vulnerable to the effects of widespread panic and threat.”

“Be kind to one another,” he shared. “Be understanding of their fears, regardless if you don’t feel the same. Be safe and make informed decisions during this time. And I encourage everyone to take care of themselves and to reach out to others in need — whether that means supporting your local charities that are canceling events, or checking in on your colleagues and family.”

Get the latest coronavirus updates here, and see what Kevin Love has said about struggling with panic attacks and mental health.

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