Klay Thompson’s near-perfect jump shot is going to do more than just help the Warriors next week: it’s also going to help the community.
The sharp-shooting All-Star has decided to make a generous donation to help with relief for those impacted by the horrific fires in Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa, and Lake counties. And he’s doing so in an awesome way, pledging to donate $1,000 for every point he scores during Golden State’s next three home games.
Not only is Klay making a sizable donation, which will likely be in the $65-80,000 range, but he’s doing so through the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund. This fund lacks the high administrative costs of charities such as American Red Cross, meaning that all the money donated actually ends up aiding the cause.
While the Warriors have made a generous donation as a team, it’s great to see Klay helping out. If you’ve got any money to donate - no matter how little or how big - you can join Klay’s pledge, and help restore the wonderful Northern California community. Plus, by joining Klay’s pledge, you can choose your own dollar amount to donate for every point of his.
With Klay turning his donation into a scoring challenge, he’ll likely inspire a lot of fans and community member to make donations of their own. It’s a great way to raise awareness, and encourage others to give whatever they can.
The games that impact Klay’s donation will be Wednesday, October 25, against the Toronto Raptors, Friday, October 27, against the Washington Wizards, and Sunday, October 29, against the Detroit Pistons. We’ve got that much more to root for on those days!