Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti and his family donated $600,000 to The Children's Hospital at OU Medicine, per an announcement from OU Medicine.
Sam Presti, executive vice president and general manager of the @okcthunder, and his wife, Shannon, announced a gift of $600,000 to The Children’s Hospital at OU Medicine. https://t.co/V9EeSPfs5p pic.twitter.com/kVrMt8UKXz— OU Medicine (@OUMedicine) June 13, 2019
The money will go towards renovating operating rooms and upgrading the technology of the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Children and the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at The Children’s Hospital.
“Sam has been an engaged supporter of our mission and efforts and approached us last fall to determine how he and Shannon could most effectively make a positive difference for our patients and their families,” said Jon Hayes, president of The Children’s Hospital, in the press release. “It became clear that Sam had a resolute sense of gratitude to the community and wanted to reciprocate in a way that would benefit all Oklahomans irrespective of location, socioeconomic status or any other barrier."