Suns donate $100,000 to downtown Phoenix restaurants

Posted at 9:09 AM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 12:09:38-04

In an effort to support small businesses and feed those in need, the Phoenix Suns donated $100,000 to restaurants and food vendors in downtown Phoenix.

Suns Charities, the nonprofit arm of the National Basketball Association team, partnered with Local First Arizona to identify and distribute funds to restaurants so the businesses could provide meals to different community groups.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, confining people to their homes and closing restaurants for nearly two months, Local First estimated downtown Phoenix businesses, especially restaurants, have seen between an 80% and 100% decrease in profits during the past few months.

“The opportunity to support small, independent restaurants in our community, while also providing meals to those in need, is a huge win for everybody,” Suns All-Star Devin Booker said in a statement.

Read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.