NBA Donating All Profits From Jason Collins No. 98 Jersey To LGBT Charities
Jason Collins's No. 98 jersey for the Brooklyn Nets is already the biggest seller for the National Basketball Association's online store--and now the NBA has announced that it will be donating all profits from the jersey to LGBT charities!!
As previously explained, Collins wears the number 98 in honor of Matthew Shepard.
The league will donate all proceeds from these sales – a minimum of $100,000 (£60,000) – to the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
Shepard, an American student at the University of Wyoming, was tortured and murdered in 1998 in an anti-gay hate crime. The foundation set up in his honour aims to “replace hate with understanding, compassion and acceptance”.
Awesome move by the NBA!