On Wednesday, Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott partnered with Red Bull to donate 600 meals to overnight staff at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, using food from local Philly restaurants.
Sixer Mike Scott & Red Bull gave 600 meals to overnight staff at CHOP— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) May 14, 2020
“It is important we serve those who risk their lives every day. I am honored to provide meals for the overnight staff for CHOP as they are often overlooked, but still working while many of us are sleeping” pic.twitter.com/NviFYsc9eM
“I believe that it is important that we serve those who risk their lives every day to serve others, especially during our nation’s crisis,” Scott said in a statement. “While you may not be able to serve everyone, I believe that everyone who is able should reach out to serve someone. I am honored to be able to provide means for the overnight staff for CHOP as they are often overlooked, but still working while many of us are sleeping. Thank you for your dedication to others on a daily basis.”
Scott isn’t the only Sixer who’s been helping during the coronavirus pandemic, either.
Joel Embiid has worked with Sixers ownership to establish funding for COVID-19 antibody testing for healthcare workers. Al Horford has donated $500,000 towards coronavirus medical relief in the Dominican Republic and every US region where he’s played basketball. Ben Simmons launched “The Philly Pledge” to help fundraising efforts for Philadelphia’s coronavirus medical relief, and Shake Milton has donated hundreds of meals to healthcare workers in the Philadelphia area as well.
Philly! You don’t have to stand on the sidelines, use @ThePhillyPledge to find local nonprofit organizations who are doing amazing work in Philadelphia to help our less fortunate. We ARE the City of Brotherly Love. #ThePhillyPledge Visit https://t.co/3GnKVqH8am for more info ❤️— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) March 27, 2020
Good on Scott and all the other members of the team (and so many other players around the NBA) for stepping up to make a difference. It’s been great to see.