Devin Booker already planned on playing video games to get through his self-quarantine, so he might as well raise a bunch of money while he’s at it.
The former Kentucky Wildcat and current member of the Phoenix Suns is tipping off his coronavirus relief fund by donating $100,000 that will be matched by the Phoenix Suns Charities. Together, Booker and the Suns’ charity organization will continue to raise money through Booker’s livestreaming on Twitch.tv.
The programs that will benefit from the donations are non-profits such as food banks and health clinics. Anything that the Suns classify as organizations that “best serve the needs of the most vulnerable in the community.”
You can watch Booker through his livestream by clicking the link here, where you can make additional donations as well as enjoy the company of a fan-favorite Wildcat during your own self-quarantine. Booker is typically streaming every couple of days, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to join in on the fun.
“With countless people around the globe turning to streaming to get their mind off things, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to bring people together, raise awareness and help those in need at the same time,” said Booker, according to a release by the Phonix Suns. “These are trying times that transcend basketball and I would like to call on everyone to be good teammates as we deal with this challenge together.”
This isn’t the first time Booker has made a generous donation to his local community, either. Last year, the NBA All-Star promised to donate $2.5 million to the same Suns charity over the course of the next five seasons.