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Philadelphia 76'ers Center Samuel Dalembert makes donation for Haiti relief


Philadelphia 76ers' Samuel Dalembert, left, hugs Caryl Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, as he presents her with a check for $100,000 to aid relief efforts in Haiti before an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia 76ers Center Samuel Dalembert, a native of Haiti, presented a personal check for $100,000, to Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO, of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, prior to the 76'ers game against the Sacramento Kings at the Wachovia Center on Friday night. The donation will go to help aid relief efforts in Haiti.

Dalembert also announced that he would match the amount of money donated by Sixers fans at the UNICEF table on the concourse during the game on Friday night.

Dalembert who is a native of Haiti, was born in Port-au-Prince and he spent the first 14 years of his life in Haiti before moving to Montreal, QUE. He is currently the only active Haitian player in the NBA.

Since joining the Philadelphia 76ers Dalembert has dedicated his time and money to help the community, both in Philadelphia and in Haiti. In February of 2009 Dalembert received the NBA Community Assist Award, in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and for his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work.

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