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Deandre Ayton donating $100K toward hurricane relief efforts in Bahamas, asking for help from Suns fans

Posted: 12:44 PM, Sep 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-06 15:52:20-04
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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.