NBA players raise funds for Haiti

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MIAMI – National Basketball Association (NBA) player Dwayne Wade and retired all-star Alonzo Mourning have created an earthquake relief fund that has pledged over 800,000 US $ for the Haitian people hit by the recent disaster.

Dwayne Wade has donated 174,000 US $ which is the amount he makes for playing one game in the NBA.

Alonzo Mourning, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul each pledged 100,000 US $, fund officials said. The "Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti" began gathering contributions from professional stars on Friday.

Alonzo Mourning spent 3 days visiting Haiti previous week, travelling with Miami-based Project Medishare, which has worked to improve health facilities for the poor in Haiti for over a decade.

The retired player worked at a makeshift hospital and help out rescue workers in the devastated capital of Port-au-Prince. Alonzo Mourning plans to return to Haiti on Tuesday.

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