Shake Milton is showing his appreciation for health-care workers.
The 76ers point guard is donating 500 meals -- including shakes -- from HipCityVeg to frontline medical workers at Philadelphia-area hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic. The second-year player also set up a way to make donations to feed hospital workers via his “Get in the Game and Give Shake an Assist" initiative.
Milton and HipCityVeg are determined to send thousands of meals to nourish and thank doctors, nurses, and other medical staffers at area hospitals.
His first donation from the Philly plant-based restaurant was made Wednesday at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He’ll continue to donate food next week at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Milton will likely extend a donation to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and other area hospitals.
Meanwhile, “Get in the Game and Give Shake an Assist” is set up for people who want to make additional donations to reach more hospitals and their workers. People can donate lunches from HipCityVeg for $10 each at GiveShakeAnAssist.com or by sending donations via Venmo to @HipCityVeg, where all of the money will go to meals for medical workers.
This is one of many good deeds done by Sixers players and owners during the pandemic.
All NBA games were suspended March 11 after Utah center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. Commissioner Adam Silver announced the next day that play would be suspended for at least 30 days. However, the new expectation is that the NBA season might not resume until July, if at all.