Salt Lake City Stars Earns $10,000 Donation For Best Record

Jun 29, 2020, 1:20 PM
Jarrell Brantley - Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies Summer League...
(Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)
(Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Salt Lake City Stars earned a $10,000 donation for owning the best record in the NBA G-League’s Western Conference. The Stars finished with a franchise-best 30-12 record. The $10,000 will be donated to Represent Justice which the Stars chose as the beneficiary.

“Through stories of hope and redemption, Represent Justice will spur public demand for a fair legal system and dignity for individuals directly impacted by it—disproportionately people of color and the poor,” The release read.

The NBA G League suspended its season on March 12 in light of the COVID-19 epidemic. The remainder of the season was canceled on June 4. The Stars were set to make their consecutive playoff appearance. In December, the Stars won the 2019 MGM Resorts NBA G League Winter Showcase in Las Vegas.

The League also recognized the Wisconsin Herd for earning the top record in the Eastern Conference.

“The Wisconsin Herd and Salt Lake City Stars are exceptional organizations and well deserving of this recognition,” said NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim. “Both teams played with purpose throughout the season to earn their spots at the top of the NBA G League.”

Stars Auction

The $10,000 isn’t the Stars only current philanthropic effort. Last week, the organization opened an online auction to benefit the Racial Equality and Inclusion Fund. The team is auctioning signed game-worn jerseys, basketballs, and bobble-heads from Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Joe Ingles. The auction began Thursday and runs through July 2.

According to the organization’s website, the Racial Equality and Inclusion Fund ”is invested in promoting greater understanding of equity, access, and inclusion so that we can support diverse populations that meaningfully impact Utah’s educational system, growing workforce, economy, and quality of life.”

By hosting the auction, the Stars hope to “provide critically needed financial assistance to nonprofit organizations supporting multicultural and underserved communities in Utah.”

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Kyle Ireland and Ben Anderson, KSL Sports

Utah Jazz Officially Introduce Will Hardy As Head Coach

The Utah Jazz officially introduced Will Hardy as the next head coach of the Beehive State's NBA franchise.
13 hours ago
Rice-Eccles Stadium...
Brian Preece

Teams Across Utah Celebrate Independence Day On Social Media

On the Fourth of July teams and programs across the state took to social media to honor the signing of our Declaration of Independence.
2 days ago
Kyle Ireland and Ben Anderson, KSL Sports

Jazz Guard Jared Butler Describes First Interaction With Will Hardy

Utah Jazz guard and second-year player Jared Butler detailed his first interaction with new head coach Will Hardy.
3 days ago
Kyle Ireland

Jazz Guard Juzang Not Practicing For Summer League After Car Accident

Former UCLA Bruin and new Utah Jazz guard Johnny Juzang won't practice on Sunday after he was involved in a car accident.
3 days ago
Jared Butler - Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets...
Trevor Allen

Utah Jazz Announce Summer League Roster

The Utah Jazz announced their Summer League roster on Saturday afternoon as they prepare for the Salt Lake City Summer League.
4 days ago
Brian Preece

Report: Fan Favorite Tacko Fall To Play For Jazz In Summer League

Mark your calendars for "Tacko Tuesday" after reports that 7'6 center Tacko Fall will play for the Jazz in Salt Lake and Las Vegas summer leagues.
4 days ago
Salt Lake City Stars Earns $10,000 Donation For Best Record