Klay Thompson is adding his name to the list of public figures that is using his resources to step up to help The Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian that completely destroyed the area and killed dozens of people.
The Golden State Warriors superstar recently took to Instagram to announce that all proceeds from his upcoming celebrity golf tournament will go towards relief efforts in The Bahamas. After announcing that, he also sent a stern message for those in the White House who are unwilling to welcome those affected by the storm’s path stateside.
“I am extremely saddened by the destruction of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas,” Thompson wrote in a post on his foundation’s website. “When my family and I started this foundation, a main goal was to support my father’s home country, a place that has many lasting memories for us. Now, they need our help more than ever. We will be focused on not only the short-term, but also the long-term relief, while working with local personnel to provide impactful support to the area and people in need.”
Thompson’s father and ex NBA player Mychal Thompson was born in Nassau before moving to Miami as a teenager.
Thompson’s Instagam post has garnered support from NBA alums such as Baron Davis, Jermaine O’Neal, Festus Ezeli and MLB outfielder Dexter Fowler.
His golf tournament is scheduled for Sept. 19-20 at Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach, California.