Rose to donate 1,000 per point to benefit Japan

Rose to donate 1,000 per point to benefit Japan
March 25, 2011, 1:54 pm
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Friday, March 25, 2011
Posted: 8:54 a.m.

By Aggrey Sam

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is among 20 NBA players who will donate 1,000 for every point they score Friday night to a relief fund benefiting recovery from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan.

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Along with fellow All-Stars Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Pau Gasol of the Lakers and other players from Rose's agency, Wasserman Media Group, the MVP candidate will make donations based on games held from Friday through Sunday. Rose's donation will be based on his scoring in Friday night's Bulls home game against the Grizzlies.

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The effort is being led by medical relief organization Direct Relief International, which has formed the Japan Relief and Recovery Fund with the Japanese American Citizens League.

Rose is averaging 24.9 points per game this season.

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