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Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal is helping Georgia high school athletes safely get back in the game.

According to WSB-TV, the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation partnered with Icy Hot and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association to award grants to Title 1 high schools hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“For student-athletes, sports are a vital physical, mental and social outlet, and it’s devastating to have something that fundamental taken away. We know how crucial athletics are, which is why we are so honored for the opportunity to work with Icy Hot and give back to schools and students,” O’Neal said in a press release. “I really feel for all the kids who have had to cope with that challenge on top of the stress and isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which is why I wanted to do something to help.”