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WNBA star Tina Charles donates half her $100,000 salary to charity

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WNBA players don’t earn a salary anywhere close to their NBA counterparts, but that’s not stopping New York Liberty center Tina Charles from sharing her wealth.

Charles will donate half of her $100,000 WNBA salary to a charity she started to honor her aunt, who died from multiple organ failure in 2013, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. This isn’t the first time Charles has done this either.

Last season, she donated $50,000 to “Hopey’s Heart,” her foundation. Hopey’s Heart also honors Wes Leonard, a high school basketball player who died of a sudden cardiac arrest in 2011 after hitting a game-winning shot. It provides health education, CPR training and automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for schools and community recreation centers.

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