"I am helping UNICEF raise money for their efforts on the ground," writes Gasol on crowdrise.com. "I am pledging $1,000 for every point I score at the Lakers game on Friday to The U.S. Fund for UNICEF."
I've heard from a lot of you who will join me in pledging per point I score tomorrow. Who else will join me? http://t.co/Sz9oRu1tiq— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) November 21, 2013
Gasol received some support from former Lakers coach Phil Jackson.
@paugasol I’m in for $50 per point, $50 per rebound, and $1000 for every charge taken, mi compadre— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) November 21, 2013
Through 12 games, Gasol is averaging 13 points and 10.7 rebounds a game (but not many charges).
On Tuesday, Gasol visited Children's Hospital Los Angeles with Dodgers star Yasiel Puig.
Puig has become a regular spectator at Lakers games this season.