Former UNC Basketball standout Coby White donates to healthcare workers

Former UNC Basketball standout Coby White helped provide food for healthcare workers in Chapel Hill during this pandemic

With the NBA going on two months of being suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many players are finding ways to give back to the community, in particular healthcare workers.

One of those players is former North Carolina stand out and current Chicago Bulls guard Coby White.

WRAL’s Chris Lea reported on Thursday that White wanted to help out healthcare workers on the frontline by donating some food. So White donated McCall’s BBQ Restaurant in Goldsboro to Wayne UNC Health Care workers on the night shift.

Here is what Lea wrote on White’s donation to help out:

Wednesday, White donated food from McCall’s BBQ Restaurant in Goldsboro to Wayne UNC Health Care workers on the night shift. White is just the latest athlete to use his fame, money and influence to try to uplift the spirits of the folks working hard in medical facilities.

Many of the food donations have been given to day-shift workers, not leaving much for those working overnight. So now the night shift workers can say they’ve had something special done for them.

White spent just one season at North Carolina before leaving for the NBA and then being selected No. 7 overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. But even though it was a brief stint in Chapel Hill, White still has a place for UNC in his heart and that shows by helping the health care workers.

In his first season with the Bulls, White is averaging 13.2 points. 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. He was on a hot streak over a stretch of 11 or so games, breaking out before the season was suspended. White figures to be a part of the Bulls’ future as the organization underwent an overhaul of the front office back in April.

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