PHOENIX, Ariz. — Former University of Arizona basketball player and current Phoenix Sun Deandre Ayton is donating $100K toward hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas.
Ayton, who was born in Nassau, Bahamas posted to Twitter Friday reflecting on the damage caused by Hurricane Dorian .
"The damage back home is devastating and my heart goes out to my fellow Bahamians as we deal with the effects of Hurricane Dorian," Ayton said in a statement.
In addition, Ayton is asking Suns fans and those in the Phoenix area to donate supplies on Sept. 10. Ayton says the location will be announced soon.
Items to be collected include: toiletries, diapers, baby wipes, first aid kits, cleaning supplies, canned goods, box fans, leather work gloves, hand sanitizer, non-perishable food, water, generators (no clothes) and monetary donations.