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TORONTO — Sacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph is donating face shields to frontline medical workers in the Toronto area.

Joseph, of Pickering, Ont., Announced Wednesday he made the donation through the Canadian Shield Operation. This initiative started by Flash Reproduction printing business in Toronto today makes plastic face shield for health professionals to combat the pandemic COVID-19.

Joseph and his family cooperated with the King’s chief of staff and assistant coach Roy Rana, a native of Toronto, as well as the Frontier, the Sunnybrook Foundation and the University Health Network to coordinate the effort.

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It is heartbreaking to see the effects of this pandemic around the world, so I want to do my part to help where I grew up,” Joseph said in a statement. “The work of a community hospital daring was amazing, and it is important to help protect them. I hope to provide support in Toronto along with the efforts of the community to come across Canada and Sacramento as we fight this virus together. ”

Joseph spent two seasons playing with the Raptors (2015-17) and has represented Canada internationally on numerous occasions.

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