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WATCH: Dick Vitale spearheading joint effort to raise money amid COVID-19 pandemic

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

College basketball legend Dick Vitale is helping spearhead an incredible joint effort to help raise money during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vitale shared a video on his Twitter account Sunday to let people know he’s joining a huge pool of athletes around the world to help raise money to fight the coronavirus pandemic. He’s putting an autographed basketball up for grabs on the website athletesrelief.org, which features dozens of athletes from five nations around the world who’ve put items up as well.

https://twitter.com/DickieV/status/1241748731114000386

As Vitale noted, you can donate $25 or more to this site. In exchange you have a chance to win one of the items that are featured. Among the other high-profile players and coaches who are contributing to this effort are Michael Phelps, Stephen Curry, and legendary basketball player and coach, Nancy Lieberman.