Aussie NBA Basketballer Patrick ‘Patty’ Mills has made a donation close to his heart, and a sizeable donation at that.
Mills has pledged to donate the remainder of his salary this NBA Season to help Indigenous Australians. This donation is close to $1.45 million (AUD)!
“I’ve made the decision to go to Orlando and I’m proud to say I’m taking every cent earned from these eight games that we’re playing — which for me will turn out to be $1,017,818.54 (USD) and donating that directly back to the Black Lives Matter Australia, black deaths in custody and a recent campaign, called the We Got You campaign, dedicated to ending racism in sport in Australia,” Mills said. “So I’m playing in Orlando because I don’t want to leave any money on the table that could be going directly to black communities.”
I believe if everyone can make small changes in this space, that could have a massive impact. #WeGotYou pic.twitter.com/YiFuXY1GN8
— Patrick Mills (@Patty_Mills) July 7, 2020
We didn’t think we could love Patty any more than we already did, but then he goes and does something like this! What a guy!