Sixers managing partners Josh Harris, David Blitzer and All-Star Joel Embiid donate $1.3M to Penn Medicine

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Keith Pompey
April 3, 2020

The 76ers’ managing partners and their franchise player came together on Friday for a worthy cause.

Managing partner Josh Harris, co-managing partner David Blitzer and three-time All-Star center Joel Embiid donated $1.3 million to Penn Medicine. The joint donation is to support health care workers fighting the COVID-19.

The funding will help with the deployment of COVID-19 testing to Philadelphia doctors and nurses.

“During this pandemic, many doctors and nurses are working like soldiers on the front lines of a war and they need to be provided with as much armor as possible in this battle,” Embiid said in a statement. “COVID-19 antibody testing can help Philadelphia health care workers at this critical time, and we need to do everything possible to help those heroes who are putting their lives at risk to help us.”

Globally, there have been more than 1,083,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with approximately 58,000 deaths. There have been around 270,000 confirmed cases and almost 7,000 deaths in the United States.

Originally Published in The Philadelphia Inquirer.