While the original fundraiser for the family of George Floyd has rapidly raised nearly $12 million, a separate GoFundMe for Floyd's 6-year-old daughter is also rising fast – with a healthy amount of money coming from professional athletes.
Gianna Floyd, who on Tuesday sat atop former NBA star Stephen Jackson's shoulders and said "My daddy changed the world," is the focus of a GoFundMe campaign that has raised more than $1.2 million since it launched June 2.
As of 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, it had generated $1,224,00. Some of the top donations, though unconfirmed, appear to be coming from star athletes, led by a $50,000 donation from P.K. Subban of the NHL's New Jersey Devils.
Other athletes to donate:
- $10,000 from Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)
- $5,000 from Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants (NFL)
- $5,000 from John Wall of the Washington Wizards (NBA)
- $2,000 from Phillip Dorsett of the Seattle Seahawks (NFL)
All money donated to the GoFundMe will be placed in a trust for Gianna and her mother, the campaign explains.
"Because of her father’s tragic murder due to police brutality, Gianna will now go through life without her dad. In addition, their family has lost their provider, and will no doubt suffer financial hardship after this tragic loss," it says.
Gianna's mother, Roxie Washington, issued a statement saying "Our hearts are overwhelmed with gratitude and we ask that you think of Gianna and the rest of our family as we suffer through this great loss."