EL SEGUNDO (CBS)  — The Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday they will donate $25,000 plus proceeds of all auctions at Staples Center during the Western Conference semifinals to the American Red Cross fund to assist in the relief efforts for victims of the storms that struck the South this week.

Items to be auctioned include autographed Lakers memorabilia including one-of-a-kind game-worn memorabilia; framed pictures and basketballs from Lakers championship teams; jerseys and basketballs.

The Lakers are encouraging fans to help those in need by donating to the Red Cross. Donations can be made on the organization’s website, redcross.org, calling (800) Red Cross or texting the word “Redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

Comments (10)
  1. Crazy Irish says:

    Frank Mccourt could learn something from the Lakers on how to run a class organization. Too late for Mccourt though. He barley donated 25k for a reward to find the people who almost beat a fan to death. The Lakers are donating 25k to tornado victims on the other side of the country. Mccourt sucks.

  2. Everyday Guy says:

    Just 25K.

  3. TUK says:

    Gee, you think you can spare it? What is that, less than what each member makes in just one quarter of a game?

  4. Edward says:

    What a missarable amount you would think more like a million at 1% what these jerks earn

  5. T_bone says:

    What a joke…this is news?? If I donated 2c it should make more of a story.

  6. CC says:

    wow, how unimpressive! all the money they make, and thats the best they can do? basically, the fans are going to do all the giving, while the lakers just sign a few souvenirs! the laker fans should be applauded, and the players should be embarrassed to make such an offer!

  7. Lou says:

    If the Lakers can pay 7million to the bench warming, towel waving Luke walton, they can come up more money.

  8. Brown&Proud says:

    Maan shuut the f*ckk uup! Can any of you idiots donate more than $25,000 on the spot?? Noo I don’t think so!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE