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Rudy Gobert, Who Has Coronavirus, Donates $500,000 to Support Community Amid Pandemic

Rudy Gobert, Who Has Coronavirus, Donates $500,000 to Support Community Amid Pandemic

Rudy Gobert had made a donation to help the coronavirus pandemic.

The Utah Jazz basketball team announced on Saturday (March 14) that the 27-year-old basketball player 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.

“I am humbled by the tireless efforts and care of people around the globe for those affected by COVID-19, especially my own communities of Utah and France, in addition to my appreciation for the state of Oklahoma and my care there, and of course, my Utah Jazz family,” Rudy said in a statement via Instagram.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Rudy had tested positive for the coronavirus. After news broke, the NBA decided to suspend the rest of the basketball season to help try and prevent the spread of the virus.

“I know there are countless ways that people have been impacted,” Rudy continued. “These donations are a small token that reflect my appreciation and support for all those impacted and are the first of many steps I will take to try and make a positive difference, while continuing to learn more about COVID-19 and educate others. Much gratitude, RG.”

Rudy‘s donation comes after he apologized for jokingly touching everything while leaving a press conference discussing COVID-19.

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