Orlando Magic’s Jonathan Isaac Donates Community Award Grant Money to Project Life

Jonathan Isaac recently joined a long list of NBA players who have done their part to help the Bahamas recover from the effects of Hurricane Dorian. On October 30, the third-year forward out of Florida State announced that he would donate his $25,000 grant from last season’s Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award—which he shared with teammate Aaron Gordon this past March—to Project Life, which works to support local cultures and communities around the world.

“It’s fantastic,” Jonathan said. “I think it’s a great thing, first off, what the Magic do with that award. I think it’s just amazing that they help empower us to do what we do in the community. And the NBA does a great job as well with giving us initiatives that we can be a part of. I love this platform where we get to be an influence and a voice.”

Jonathan has been involved with Project Life for the last year and a half. This past summer, he visited Trinidad for the organization’s Global Food Festival, which combined a celebration of the island’s culture and heritage with a dispensation of food, clothes, toys and other items to those in need.


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