Sixers' Shake Milton is donating meals to local healthcare workers … and shakes

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Shake Milton is donating 500 meals from plant-based restaurant HipCityVeg to Philadelphia-area healthcare workers helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic. 

In a fun twist, Milton is donating shakes, too. Of course he is.

Milton is also encouraging Philadelphians to “give Shake an assist” by visiting here and donating additional meals to frontline medical staff.

(f you’re curious about the origins of Milton’s unique nickname, Serena Winters detailed it well. His late father Myron had the nickname “Milk Man” when he played basketball at Texas A&M, and instead of Malik, Milton eventually became “Little Milkshake," then just Shake.)

The 23-year-old Milton had been a bright spot on the floor for the Sixers before the season was suspended on March 11, tying an NBA record for consecutive made three-pointers (13) and averaging 17.9 points and 4.4 assists over his last eight games. 

He’s one of several members of the Sixers organization who have made charitable contributions during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Joel Embiid, managing partner Josh Harris and co-managing partner David Blitzer have funded COVID-19 antibody testing for healthcare workers. Al Horford has donated $500,000 to coronavirus relief efforts in the Dominican Republic, as well as in each region of the United States where he’s played for a team.

Ben Simmons launched the “Philly Pledge,” which encourages contributions to local non-profit organizations and has received support from high-profile Philadelphia athletes and celebrities, including Tobias Harris and Matisse Thybulle. Limited partner Michael Rubin’s company Fanatics plans to produce a million masks and gowns for hospital and emergency healthcare workers. 

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