NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo helps raise 20,000 diapers for families in need

Joe Mertens

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NBA superstar and MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and his partner Mariah Riddlesprigger announced on Thanksgiving that they managed to raise over $38,000 and 20,000 diapers for Milwaukee-area families in need.

The couple took part in creating Maverick's Diaper Mission, a fundraiser that both celebrates the birth of their second son Maverick Shai Antetokounmpo and helps families in need. The drive was a collaboration with the Milwaukee Diaper Mission, the Milwaukee Bucks, and baby brand Nuna. The drive was conducted from Nov. 14th through the 21st. Riddlesprigger announced in an Instagram post just how successful the drive was, with 20,000 diapers being donated along with $38,000.

"Our mission wouldn't have been possible without everybody who selflessly donated, shared our message and volunteered their time!" Riddlesprigger wrote in the post. "Maverick's Diaper Mission was a huge success and thanks to all of you @milwaukeediapermission will be able to support hundreds more families and children because of the outpouring of support we received!"

This isn't the first time Giannis and his family have helped out the community. During Thanksgiving In 2018, Giannis was spotted at local food banks donating food and money to Milwaukee's less fortunate. And in 2020, Giannis announced through Twitter that he would be donating $100,000 to the staff working at Fiserv Forum, the downtown arena used by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Through their charitable actions and generosity, the Antetokounmpo family has proved that they aren't just MVPs on the court, but off of it as well.

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