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Donations to help poor kids, kidney patients

Updated: April 22, 2005, 1:44 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Alonzo Mourning is donating his Miami Heat salary for this season to charities that serve the city's underprivileged youth and help poor kidney patients.

Mourning

Mourning, a former Heat All-Star who rejoined the team in March as a backup center, will give about $300,000 to organizations that promote literacy and education for poor youths. That represents the Heat's share of his NBA veteran minimum salary of $1 million shared with his former team, the New Jersey Nets.

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