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Deandre Ayton pledges $100K toward Bahamas relief efforts

He’s also setting up an event for Suns fans to donate needed items

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Deandre Ayton is heading into his second season with the Phoenix Suns, and it will also be his fifth year living in Arizona after playing a season of college basketball in Tucson and finishing high school in the Phoenix area.

But Ayton has never forgotten where he came from, even more so now that his native Bahamas are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

To help aid with the relief efforts on the islands where he lived until age 12, Ayton announced Friday he has pledged $100,000 toward the cause.

Ayton is also asking those in Phoenix to lend their support through donations and supplies. He said he’s working with the Suns to set up an event on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at a site to be determined where items can be dropped off.