MIAMI (AP) — Retired NBA star Alonzo Mourning has flown to Haiti to assist relief workers in earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince.
He is joining former Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade and other pro athletes in an effort to raise funds for the recovery.
Mourning arrived in the devastated capital Friday morning. In a statement first released to The Associated Press, Mourning says he is confident the athletes “can work together to make a difference.”
The Heat also announced plans to send money and supplies, asking fans to give in exchange for ticket vouchers to games.
The Red Cross estimates 45,000 to 50,000 people were killed in Tuesday’s earthquake.