Pacers and Fever are donating $20,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 29: Joe Young
MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 29: Joe Young /

In a collaborative effort, members of both the Pacers and Fever as well as Pacers Sports and Entertainment are doing their part to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Led by Houston native Joe Young, member of the Pacers are stepping up to help deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Along with members of the Indiana Fever and Pacers Sports Entertainment, the Pacers are donating around $20,000 to relief efforts for the storm that has ravaged Southeast Texas.

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According to, one dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to the Mayor’s Relief Fund in Houston during tonight’s Fever game against the Minnesota Lynx, a donation expected to be around $7,500.

Additionally, $5,000 will be donated to the Indiana Red Cross to help supplement their efforts, and $7,500 will be sent to the Mayor’s Relief Fund of Houston.

President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard had this to say on the tragedy: “On behalf of our players and in particular Joe Young, our hearts go out to all those affected by this unprecedented weather event and especially our colleagues with the Houston Rockets.”

Hurricane Harvey, which has flooded Southeast Texas for several days, is already estimated to be the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States. At least 22 people have been confirmed dead as a result of the storm, and while the rain finally seems to be lightening in Houston, Harvey has since made its second landfall in Louisiana and is moving northeast.