UNCASVILLE, Conn. (June 21, 2016) – In the wake of the recent tragedy in Orlando, the Connecticut Sun Foundation will donate $5,000 to the OneOrlando Fund.
“We are all shocked and saddened by this tragedy,” Sun Vice President and General Manager Chris Sienko said. “It has touched us all. Hopefully with this small gesture we can help with the healing process.”
The city of Orlando has created the OneOrlando Fund to provide a way to help respond to the needs of the Orlando community after the effects of the Pulse nightclub tragedy. OneOrlando will raise and distribute funds to nonprofits that are supporting the victims and families; the LBGTQ, Hispanic, faith and other affected communities; and underlying causes of this tragic event. The distribution of funds will be administered by the Central Florida Foundation, which serves as the region’s community foundation.
The Magic, the DeVos Family Foundation, the NBA family and the NBPA on behalf of all the players have made donations in support. Please visit https://www.oneorlando.org/ if you would like to make a contribution. Fans may also visit the city of Orlando’s website, www.cityoforlando.net, for more information and to learn about other ways to lend support.