NBA, NBPA to make Philippines donation

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The NBA and NBPA will make a donation of $250,000 to the UNICEF disaster relief effort in the Philippines.

The NBA and the NBA Players Association have confirmed that they will make a donation to the UNICEF relief effort in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.

Reports on Monday have claimed that there may have been as many as 10,000 people killed and a UNICEF statement on Sunday suggested that four million children could be affected by the disaster.

A donation of $250,000 will be made by the NBA and the NBPA, while the league have also confirmed that another donation will be given to a different organisation.

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, whose mother is from the Philippines, will appear in a public service announcement in an attempt to encourage more donations.

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