Magic's Aaron Gordon Donates to Assist Schools Affected by Coronavirus Shutdown

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 26, 2020

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 4: Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic handles the ball during the game against the Miami Heat on March 4, 2020 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Oscar Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Orlando Magic star Aaron Gordon made an undisclosed donation to the Homeless Education Fund at the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools to help those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Gordon explained the situation in a video for the foundation's Twitter account:

Foundation for OCPS @Fdn4OCPS

Here's a special message from the Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon -- thank you, Aaron!" @OrlandoMagic https://t.co/L3wS5Ggirt

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis closed public schools across the state until April 15 in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. According to the Florida Department of Health, doctors have confirmed 1,977 cases of the coronavirus.

In the video, Gordon noted more than 150,000 students in Orange County qualify to receive free or reduced meals at school. With the school doors closed, those students are unable to utilize the opportunity.

Gordon joins others in the Magic organization who have stepped up as part of the relief effort.

The DeVos family began a $2 million compensation fund for their hourly employees unable to work with numerous sports leagues going on hiatus.

Magic guard D.J. Augustin donated to Krewe of Red Beans, which is delivering food to local medical workers in New Orleans. Forward Jonathan Isaac is working with a charity to distribute hot meals to children under the age of 18.


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