DeAndre Jordan Is Donating $100 Per Rebound To Hurricane Relief Efforts

By on December 25, 2017 in ArticlesSports News

When Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston region, a number of athletes donated their time and money to help out. Perhaps the most notable is Houston Texans linebacker J. J. Watt, who's raised more than $37 million for hurricane relief efforts.

While donations soon after the hurricane hit got the most attention, it can take months or even years for families and cities to recover from natural disasters.

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan saw an opportunity that could make an impact for months to come. He's donating $100 for every rebound he gets during the season.

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He didn't wait long to start raising money, either. Jordan grabbed 24 boards in the season opener, and through 30 games this season, he led the league in rebounds per game, for a total of 450. That's $45,000 raised in just about a third of the season.

Jordan's career high in rebounds came during the 2014-15 season, when he snagged 1,226. If Jordan can reach (or surpass) that level, he'll raise $122,600.

In this chaotic world, it's nice to see acts of kindness like this from athletes.  

Articles Written by Joey Held
If there's a story anywhere in the world of music, sports, or entertainment, Joey wants to tell it. He's been freelancing since 2010, and prior to that, he attended the University of Miami, where he double majored in broadcast journalism and sport administration. A Chicago native, Joey currently resides in Austin, TX. Follow him on Twitter and Google+ and always feel free to suggest a song for his next karaoke performance.
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