Jae Crowder Miami Heat
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Jae Crowder of the Miami Heat has donated $15,000 to a Boston-based custom slide sandal company called ISlide.

That money will go entirely to the company’s workers who are affected during the coronavirus pandemic.

Crowder is also an ISlide investor.

“For me it’s about giving back to those that need it,” said Crowder. “I was a big fan of ISlide long before I was an investor, and to see the potential negative business impact from this outbreak compelled me to help in any way I could. Like many of my peers, it was a no-brainer for me.”

Justin Kittredge, Founder and CEO of ISlide added, “This is uncharted territory for us. We, like many other small businesses, have never experienced anything like this in our lifetime. Our number one goal is to continue to serve our customers, partners, teams and the entire ISlide community, all while ensuring the safety of our office working conditions and factory employees. Fortunately, we have some amazing investors, like Jae (Crowder), on our team that are willing to step up and help during this incredibly challenging time.”

Crowder has his own collection of ISlide sandals that includes three with the Heat’s logo, two with the Marquette University logo (where Crowder went to school) and two with the “Boss Man 99” logo, named after his nickname and jersey number.