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NBA Star Donates Whole Season’s Salary to Build Hospital in Congo [Video]



  • NBA Star Bismack Biyombo announced that he will be donating his salary to build a hospital in Congo.
  • He will be donating his entire salary for the whole season.
  • He has set up a foundation called Bismack Biyombo Foundation, which helps Congolese have better access to education, athletics, and hospital care. 

Bismack Biyombo, who has returned to the NBA after being a free agent for a year, has announced that he will donate his entire $1.3 million contract to the development of a hospital in Congo, his hometown.

Biyombo said he realized how fortunate he was simply to be able to bring his sick father to the hospital after taking last season off to care for him. His father passed away in August of 2021. Biyombo signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Suns two months ago and announced his decision last Friday.

The project will be carried out by the Bismack Biyombo Foundation, which uses the NBA star’s success to benefit people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. During the early stages of the epidemic, the Foundation provided hospitals across the country with $1 million worth of medical supplies.

Bismack Biyombo

The Foundation focuses on developing programs in athletics, education, and health to provide chances for children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its efforts result in 185 annual scholarships, 150 higher education possibilities, and the treatment of over a thousand Congolese patients each week.

In an interview released on his Foundation’s YouTube channel, Miyombo said that he told his agent that he would be giving his salary for this year to the construction of a hospital in Congo.

“I want to be able to give them better conditions so that they can somewhat have hope that their loved ones will be able to live and see another day. The hospital will be named in honor of the man whom Miyombo described as “my friend, my business partner, my mentor, and everything,” Miyombo shared.

Bismack Biyombo

Miyombo added:

”I’ve had an opportunity to live very well here in America—and to succeed. But my success would be pointless if I forgot to look back at where I came from and help those who are still struggling for basic medical care.”

Source: Good News Network