Warriors’ Klay Thompson Donates Proceeds from Golf Tournament to Dorian Relief

Klay Thompson won’t be back on the court with the Golden State Warriors until after the 2020 NBA All-Star break. In the meantime, the three-time champion, five-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA performer is doing his part to help the Bahamas recover from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian.

This past week, Klay pledged that all of the proceeds from the Second Annual Thompson Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament—which took place on September 19-20 at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California—would go towards the island nation’s ongoing relief efforts. Furthermore, the 29-year-old committed to matching the funds raised with his own donation to help the home country of his father, Mychal, a former No. 1 overall pick (in 1978) and two-time NBA champion.

Among those who came out to the event, which also included live entertainment and a charity auction, were Warriors rookies Jordan Poole and Alen Smailagic, free agent signees Willie Cauley-Stein and Glenn Robinson III, and assistant coach Jarron Collins.

“Klay is one of the nicest people, regardless of him being a professional athlete,” Jarron told Warriors.com. “He really is a really good guy, and Klay’s foundation benefits a great cause.”

 

Josh Martin is the Editorial Director of CloseUp360. He previously covered the NBA for Bleacher Report and USA Today Sports Media Group, and has written for Yahoo! Sports and Complex. He is also the co-host of the Hollywood Hoops podcast. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.