Saints/Pelicans owner Gayle Benson donating $1M to NBA Support

Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson is finally stepping up, donating one million dollars to start a fund to support service and hospitality industry workers affected by the Coronavirus, called the ‘Gayle Benson Community Assistance Fund.’

The news comes on the back of Zion Williamson’s pledge to pay the salaries of all Smoothie King Arena workers for the next 30 days with the Pelicans citing complications between Benson and the team not guaranteeing those salaries since they aren’t technically team employees.

That stance drew initial criticism and surprise given the fact that Benson is one of the most philanthropic owners in all of sports.

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