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NBA Star Jrue Holiday Pledges Remaining Salary to Social Justice Fund

The social justice initiatives keep rolling in, and now athletes are stepping into the mix to help fight against systemic racism. New Orleans Pelicans star Jrue Holiday has generously pledged his remaining NBA 2019-2020 salary toward social justice funds and initiatives, BET reports . In collaboration with his wife and former U.S. women’s soccer team player Lauren Holiday, the two have formed the Jrue and Lauren Holiday Social Justice Impact Fund . View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jrue Holiday (@jrue_holiday11) “I have pledged the remainder of my 2020 NBA salary as a progressive step toward combating systemic racism as well as social and economic inequality that continues to prevent Black communities from upward mobility,” Holiday wrote in his post. According to his post, the philanthropic fund will assist “Black-led nonprofits, programs and institutions of higher learning” in New Orleans, as well as the Los Angeles area and Indianapolis, where Jrue and Lauren are...

Jul 20, 2020