Boozer chipping in with Haiti relief (Basketball)

January 20, 2010
Carlos Boozer

Alaskan Carlos Boozer is doing what he can to help the earthquake victims in Haiti.

The Utah Jazz All-Star has teamed with other NBA and NFL players to make donations through the “Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti” to provide aid. So far money raised from 20 NBA players and seven NFL players has surpassed $1 million.

“My mom and dad always told me that if you have the opportunity to help someone in need, you should,” Boozer said in a press release. “The people of Haiti need help and we’re blessed enough to be in position where we can offer it.”

Former NBA great Alonzo Mourning and current All-Star Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat created the fundraising foundation that works directly with organizations in Haiti, specifically Project Medishare.

Boozer, of Juneau, is enjoying an improved season from last year, raising his scoring average from 16.2 to 19.1 and his rebounding average from 10.4 to 10.6, and upping his shooting percentage from .490 to .527.

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