By Tim Saunders on
Memphis Grizzlies swingman Mike Miller has made a $200,000 donation to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
“I love what St. Jude does for the community,” said Miller. “Jennifer and I have always been very supportive for what they do with children. I really wanted to do something to help out the community here in Memphis.”
In honor of Millers’ contribution – the largest ever to St. Jude by an individual Grizzlies player – the hospital has named its exercise room the Mason and Mavrick Miller Fitness Room, named after the NBA star’s two boys.
The Memphis Grizzlies have been a partner of St. Jude since April 2002, and has shown their support through hospital visits, by creating special St. Jude nights at Grizzlies home games, and by donating tickets to St. Jude patients and their families. In September 2002, the Grizzlies extended the partnership by pledging $5 million toward construction of the $10 million Memphis Grizzlies House, a short-term housing facility on the St. Jude campus for patients and families undergoing treatment.
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