BOSTON — You can count Jae Crowder among the professional athletes doing their part in helping workers whose jobs have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
The former Boston Celtics forward, now with the Miami Heat, has donated $15,000 to the Boston-based ISlide sandal company as its workers, like so many others across the globe, have been negatively impacted by this global pandemic.
“For me it’s about giving back to those that need it,” said Crowder, an ISlide investor whose $15,000 donation is in addition to what he has invested in the company. “I was a big fan of ISlide long before I was an investor, and to see the potential negative business impact from this outbreak compelled me to help in any way I could. Like many of my peers, it was a no-brainer for me.”
Justin Kittredge, Founder and CEO of ISlide added, “This is uncharted territory for us. We, like many other small businesses, have never experienced anything like this in our lifetime. Our number one goal is to continue to serve our customers, partners, teams and the entire ISlide community, all while ensuring the safety of our office working conditions and factory employees. Fortunately, we have some amazing investors, like Jae, on our team that are willing to step up and help during this incredibly challenging time.”