Klay Thompson Is Pledging $1,000 Per Point For Wildfire Relief Efforts


Americans around the country have faced off against a number of natural disasters in the past few months, and the only real bright side has been the tremendous outpouring of support that these catastrophes have been met with. While JJ Watt’s donation drive after Hurricane Harvey might have been the most notable, it was far from the only way people gave back.

You’ve probably heard about the wildfires that swept across northern California over the past couple of weeks, and if you haven’t, well, I regret to inform you that wildfires swept across Northern California over the past couple of weeks. It’s estimated that the fires left over $1 billion worth of destruction in their path, and plenty of people have stepped up to the plate to help with recovery efforts.

One company donated $40,000 worth of weed to help victims of the fires relax for at least a little bit, and none other than Guy Fieri brought a giant BBQ smoker to rescue shelters and doled out meals for thousands of people. Now, Klay Thompson has thrown his hat into the charity ring with a truly impressive gesture of goodwill.

In a brief message posted on Twitter, the Golden State Warriors shooting guard said he will donate $1,000 for every point he scores over his next three home games. All proceeds will go to benefit the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, which donates 100% of proceeds to victims and relief efforts. He’s also asking fans to follow in his footsteps and make a similar pledge, although I’m assuming most people will cut at least a couple of zeros off of his donation amount.

Could this really be an ingenious strategy to subconsciously influence opposing players to take it easy on Thompson in the name of altruism? The conspiracy theorist in me likes to think so. I’m fully in favor of any type of psychological warfare— especially when it’s for a good cause.

Thompson is currently averaging 19.4 points per game on the season.