Players, Teams Continue To Support Community Coronavirus Efforts
Cubs RF Jason Heyward will "donate $200,000 to be split between two companies, with $100,000 going to MASK Chicago -- which is collecting supplies and meals for families affected by the virus -- and the other $100,000 helping out the Greater Chicago Food Depository" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 3/19)....Braves 1B Freddie Freeman will "donate $50,000 to the Atlanta Food Bank, $50,000 to Giving Kitchen and $25,000 to the Salvation Army in an effort to help those affected by the coronavirus outbreak" (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 3/19).
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP: The Broncos are donating $500,000 to the Colorado Covid Relief Fund (Broncos)....The Mavs Foundation announced that it is "contributing $100,000 to nonprofits across North Texas." Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban said that the donations will be "done on a monthly basis until the NBA season resumes" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 3/19)....Minnesota United "donated 2,000 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as dairy and dry goods ordered for Sunday’s home opener to two local organizations, the Aliveness Project and Second Harvest of Heartland of Minnesota" (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 3/19)....The Real Salt Lake Foundation today is donating "perishable food that is normally used ... for game days at Rio Tinto Stadium" to the Utah Food Bank. The food is being provided by Levy Restaurants. The foundation also is donating $5,000 to the food bank (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 3/19)....The WNBA L.A. Sparks said they "plan to assist the Los Angeles Unified School District with its new Grab & Go Food Centers." The team also will "deliver groceries to the East L.A. Women’s Shelter and the Watts Labor Community Action Center, as well as other community members in need" (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 3/19).