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Holiday Spirit: Jrue Holiday pledges 2020 salary savings to small Black-owned businesses and NPOs

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Jrue Holiday is set to make this holiday special for a lot of people. The Milwaukee Bucks guard has recently announced that he will donate all of what he saved from his 2020 salary to several small Black-owned businesses as well as nonprofit organizations.

While this year has seen the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on world sports, it has also seen several athletes and sportspersons coming forward to extend a helping hand to the needy, be it charitable work or monetary assistance.

IN addition to the pandemic, 2020 also saw the uprising of strong anti-racism mentalities across the world, including the NBA who have been vocally showing their support towards the Black Lives Matter movement in solidarity with the people who have been racially victimised.

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Jrue Holiday is the latest from the country’s sports contingent to take up the similar approach, as he decided to pledge the savings from his 2020 NBA salary to many small businesses owned by black people as well as nonprofits to aid the people who have been facing hardships amid the pandemic.

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Jrue Holiday extends support to the deprived

Jrue Holiday, who joined Bucks this year after spending seven seasons with the Pelicans, announced the same on his official Instagram on Saturday, along with a picture with his wife and former US soccer player Lauren Holiday and their two children.

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“With the Covid-19 Pandemic and heightened racial injustices in 2020, many of us have been looking for answers,” the 30-year-old wrote, “Lauren & I found ourselves searching for ways to help our community at a time when they needed it most. Pledging the remainder of our 2020 NBA salary to small black owned businesses, nonprofits and initiatives is how we felt we could make a lasting impact. “

“According to @google, in 2020, worldwide searches for “support small business” doubled compared to the previous year. It’s encouraging to know that in a time when we could all use a helping hand, we are still searching for ways to help one another. Know that you are not alone in your search for answers,” the Bucks stalwart added.

The same was also posted from Lauren’s Instagram.

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