The New Orlean’s Pelican star Jrue Holiday will donate his salary for the rest of the season from the NBA restart in Orlando — which could be as much as $5.3 million — to charity and black owned businesses that were affected by the coronavirus through the new Jrue and Lauren Holiday Social Justice Impact Fund he is setting up with his wife Lauren.

Today we announced that I have pledged the remainder of my 2020 NBA salary as a progressive step toward combating systemic racism as well as social and economic inequality that continues to prevent Black communities from upward mobility

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In addition to helping the black owned businesses, the fund will assist African American owned nonprofits, programs and institutions of higher learning in New Orleans, as well as the Los Angeles area and Indianapolis, where Jrue Holiday and Lauren Holiday are from, respectively.

Jrue Also Helped Families During A Natural Disaster

During Jrue’s fourth season in New Orleans, he donated $1,000 for each point and assist he records during the game to support the families who were impacted by the tornadoes that hit southern Louisiana on Feb. 7, 2017.

Holiday was averaging 15.9 points and 7.4 assists on the season, but has had several games where he’s recorded at least 20 points and 10 assists. That turned into a hefty donation to help the families in Louisiana.