Sixers Fans Donate to Children's Hospital After Ben Simmons Hits First 3-Pointer

By , SportsRadio 94WIP

He did it. Ben Simmons hit a regular season three-pointer on Wednesday night against the Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers fans are so happy, they're donating their hard earned money to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

It all started with Sixers' reddit member u/mikeb32 starting the thread pledging to donate to CHOP if Simmons hit a three-pointer. Plenty others in the popular subreddit community followed and the donations have now piled up to near $2,500 as of this posting on Thursday morning. 

Keep the donations going! 

“It feels good,” Simmons said of his first career NBA three after the game. “You put work into something, and it pays off.” 

“It’s happening,” Brett Brown said of Simmons. “He’s 23-years-old. He’s gone from a college ‘four-man,’ to an NBA point guard, to an NBA All-Star and was rewarded with a significant contract. His progression has been pretty good. So, this is a small step, but a step towards the other pieces of his growth.”

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