The Utah Jazz honor 10-year-old by donating $50,000
Nov 12, 2021, 9:50 AM | Updated: Jan 4, 2023, 2:45 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz honor 10-year-old Izzy Tichenor before the start of their game Thursday night.
Thurl Bailey, former Jazz player turned broadcast announcer, asked the fans to take a moment of silence to remember Isabella “Izzy” Tichenor who took her own life. Izzy’s mother, Brittany Tichenor, said school bullying likely played a role.
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) November 12, 2021
The Utah Jazz Foundation announced they donated $50,000 to the “Stand for Izzy” GoFundMe campaign in the girl’s honor. The fund’s goal is $150,000.
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