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Ukraine national anthem played before Jazz game

Posted at 4:04 PM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 12:59:25-05

SALT LAKE CITY — In a show of support for those suffering in Ukraine, the country's national anthem was played before Wednesday night's Utah Jazz game.

Utah violinist Gabriel Gordon performed the anthem. Gordon told The Independent that his grandmother was born in Lviv, a city in western Ukraine.

Earlier Wednesday, the Jazz announced they will be funding more than 32,000 nights of temporary housing for Ukrainian refugees who have been forced to flee their country due to the Russian invasion. The team is partnering with Airbnb to find safe spaces for the refugees in neighboring countries such as Poland, Germany, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary.