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NBA to Donate Proceeds from Jason Collins Jerseys to LGBT Groups


The NBA will donate proceeds from sales of Jason Collins jerseys to LGBT causes, specifically GLSEN and the Matthew Shepard Foundation, the Guardian reports:

The league said on Friday that donations would total no less than $100,000, and it will also auction off Collins’s autographed, game-worn jerseys to benefit the same organisations.

Collins says he is thrilled to help the organisations that “work tirelessly to ensure LGBT youth get the resources and assistance they need to be successful in life”.

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  1. Right on NBA!

    Posted by: Tom | Mar 1, 2014 5:31:14 PM

  2. game-worn!

    Posted by: r | Mar 1, 2014 6:23:29 PM

  3. Now I'm even happier that I ordered one! Maybe I should get two... ?

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Mar 1, 2014 7:18:43 PM

  4. That is just so cool!

    Posted by: Donny | Mar 1, 2014 8:48:05 PM

  5. Mike R, I'm glad I did the same, I'm seeing more and more humans accept who they are, what a wonderful 2014, so far.

    Posted by: roy | Mar 1, 2014 9:35:31 PM

  6. What does the Matt Shepard group do again?...Awareness?....

    Posted by: styler | Mar 1, 2014 10:27:11 PM

  7. A very unexpected and nice sign!

    Go NBA.

    I hope as many as can afford them buy one because if the NBA realizes gay players will sell jerseys, teams may be more likely to sign them. Jerseys are a big business.

    Posted by: Ryan | Mar 1, 2014 11:30:53 PM

  8. what a great man!

    Posted by: kodiak | Mar 1, 2014 11:48:43 PM

  9. But, his number is 98, not 46. (for 1998, the year of Shepherd's killing).

    Posted by: Gregg C | Mar 2, 2014 2:17:08 PM

  10. Come on NFL... consider this a challenge!

    Posted by: John | Mar 2, 2014 3:52:00 PM

  11. I won't be buying any more NBA tickets. If they cared for the kids they would get the emotional and psych help they need. Enough of the PC police.

    Posted by: TGoold | Mar 3, 2014 12:46:49 AM

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