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Posted on: Monday, January 18, 2010

NBA: Mourning-Wade fund raises over $800K for Haiti


TIM REYNOLDS
AP Sports Writer

MIAMI The Haitian earthquake relief fund founded by Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade has received initial pledges of well over $800,000 from at least 27 professional athletes, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Michael Vick and Gilbert Arenas.

Wade's donation was a one-game salary, about $175,000. Mourning, James, Durant and Paul each pledged $100,000.

Mourning spent about 36 hours in Haiti last week, working at a makeshift hospital and trying to assist rescue workers and first responders in the devastated capital Port-au-Prince get badly needed supplies such as water, food and medical equipment.

Mourning and Wade are calling their venture the "Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti" and began soliciting donations Friday.