The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation announced the donation of an additional $500,000 to immediately assist in helping those most vulnerable during the current national emergency, bringing the franchise’s current total to over $1 million.
“The needs in our community continue to grow, particularly in the healthcare industry and we feel it’s important to continue to give back to those heroes,” D-backs Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick said in a prepared statement.
“We can’t help but be inspired by those who are sacrificing so much right now to keep us all safe and we want to continue to inspire others during these unprecedented times.”
D-backs President and CEO Derrick Hall said the team is fortunate to donate to those in need but has partnerships with local medical personnel to help the organization know where donations would best serve.
“Whether it is personal protective equipment, critical resources to support healthcare personnel or technology to provide virtual visits for those currently receiving care, we believe this money can make an immediate impact,” he said in a prepared statement.
The foundation’s initial donation of $550,000 last week was spread among numerous nonprofit organizations that focus on emergency food supply and distribution as well as support for children of working healthcare professionals.
This current donation will address that growing need in addition to benefiting those in the medical/healthcare fields, according to a press release.
The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and team will continue to monitor the situation in the event additional assistance can be made available, if necessary. MLB is in the midst of an indefinite suspension of play with no announced date for return.
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