(CBSNewYork)- Professional athletes across sports have been stepping up in recent days to donate money to charities in their communities to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. A new report indicates that Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving is set to join those ranks.

The 28-year-old Irving to to his Instagram account today to announce has decided to donate $323,000 to the charity Feeding America and is planning to help distribute 250,000 meals in the New York area.


Irving, who turned 28 today, has seen the coronavirus affect his teammates, four of whom tested positive for the virus last week including Kevin Durant.

New York City has been one of the hardest hit areas in the United States by the coronavirus with over 10,000 cases reported in the city as of Sunday night.


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