On Saturday night Jeremy Lin took the court with several other Asian celebrities for a charity basketball game.
According to CBC, Lin partnered with Shang-Chi star Simu Liu and the Canadian Chinese Youth Athletic Association to host a charity basketball game at the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre. More than 20 Asian celebrities from Northern America participated, including Hasan Minhaj, Steven Lim, Olivia Liang, Ronny Chieng and Philip Wang.
The Toronto Star reports that the money raised will go to supporting the Jeremy Lin Foundation and the CCYAA’s new youth center.
“We’re all united under this shared goal of celebrating our successes across all media and playing this game in support of philanthropy and charity,” Liu said while speaking to media ahead of the game, according to CBC.
“A lot of communities haven’t been properly represented in the media, and I think we can’t understate how much the media affects our perceptions.”
Lin posted about the game on Instagram and thanked Liu and the CCYAA for helping him host the tournament.
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