Australia’s eastern states are in the midst of some of the worst bushfires ever recorded. In the state of New South Wales alone, fire has spread across more than 12 million acres, and destroyed more than 1,800 homes.
With such intense devastation, the news has stretched across the globe and conjured the support of so many, including Ryan Broekhoff and the Dallas Mavericks.
Earlier this week, the NBA Players Association announced its support with a financial contribution to the bushfire relief efforts.
Ryan Broekhoff, who was born in Frankston, Victoria, knows the importance of his position, and how it can help with the situation.
“It’s our home country, and we need to find ways to give back,” he said.
“We feel privileged enough in our careers that we can use our voices and hopefully raise enough awareness to get some people to donate and make a difference.”
Not only are the Australian players getting involved in the support, the Mavs organization has announced it will contribute financially, and assist in spreading awareness to the NBA community.
Cynt Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, has encouraged fans to get involved, knowing how many people are affected by the fires.