Dodgers' Baseball Brass Taking Care Of L.A. Healthcare Workers
Dogers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and his wife, Robin, along with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and his wife, Trisha, have had "meals distributed to local hospitals from two restaurants" once a week since March. The plan was "hatched from a video chat between the four after Roberts and his wife had begun a similar effort in his native San Diego area." Friedman and his wife also have "helped get tablets and hotspots into the hands of inner-city children to participate in distance learning" (L.A. TIMES, 5/12).
A WELCOME GIFT: The Royals "received 2,500 masks from Fanatics made from the same material as the jerseys the team wears." The club then "donated those masks to the University of Kansas Health System," filling a "need at the University of Kansas Cancer Center for patients who don’t have a mask or are riding shuttles on the campus." The Royals also have "donated food for healthcare workers this month" (K.C. STAR, 5/12).
WAITING GAME: The Golden Knights yesterday said that their "pledge to offer financial assistance to part-time employees at T-Mobile Arena hinges on the cancellation of the four regular-season home games that have not been played." The organization "committed a minimum of $500,000 to assist part-time arena staff and its own part-time employees whose jobs were affected when the NHL season was paused March 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic" (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 5/12).