HOUSTON – Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander announced Thursday he will donate $500,000 to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s recently established Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund.

The check will be presented later in the evening during the Rockets playoff home opener vs. Golden State, with tipoff at 8:30 p.m. In addition, the Rockets are encouraging fans to make their own donation to the relief fund by following instructions at www.houstonrecovers.org.

“The great people of Houston have been there to support our franchise from the start,” said Alexander. “I am honored to assist the cause and work with Mayor Turner to help those in need during this difficult time.

The mayor said the donation speaks volumes about the franchise’s commitment to the city.

“I am constantly amazed at the generosity of the Houston business community,” Turner said.

The fund is being administered by The Greater Houston Community Foundation at no cost, meaning 100 percent of all donations will go towards helping victims of the recent flood.

Please note that online donations via credit card will be assessed a small fee by the individual’s credit card company.