There's no doubt that the Nutmeg state holds as much a place in Ray Allen's heart as he holds in the hearts' of the state's residents. Which is to say, it's a mutual love affair.
Known for his three-point shot at UConn (1993 to 1996) as well as during his 20-year Hall-of-Fame NBA career, where he won two NBA titles with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat and holds the record for most three-point field goals with 2,973, Allen continues to keep Connecticut in his heart and on his mind during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Friends of the Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection (4-CT) reached out to Allen's manager and were met with enthusiastic support from Connecticut's favorite adopted son when asked to create a video message for the organization.
In the brief video spot, Allen assures viewers that Connecticut is on his mind and urges donations to 4-CT to help those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
“When we thought of Connecticut athletes, of course we thought of Ray Allen," said Ted Yang, co-founder and COO of 4-CT. "We are so grateful to Ray Allen for encouraging others to support 4-CT. This is such a powerful way for people to come together and make sure we meet the needs of the Connecticut nonprofits.”
Forty percent of Americans can’t find $400 in a crisis. COVID-19 is that crisis, and our most vulnerable populations need assistance. 4-CT works together with community foundations and nonprofits in Connecticut to get funds into the hands of those affected by this crisis who need help most.
For more information or to make a donation, visit 4-CT .