Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum is donating $170,000 to help with coronavirus relief efforts, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. McCollum’s donation will benefit two communities: Portland and Canton, Ohio (McCollum’s hometown). $70,000 will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metro Area, and $100,000 is headed to the Akron-Canton Food Bank, per Haynes:
McCollum’s financial contribution to the club will help with staff retention, virtual counseling and other programs for children and families, as well as meal distribution.
The funds donated to the Food Bank will provide 400,000 meals to families in McCollum’s hometown of Canton and other towns in Stark and Tuscarawas counties.
You can read more about McCollum’s donation here.