My Right Fielder: Jason Heyward Is Donating $200K To Help Support Chicago Families Affected by COVID-19

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My Right Fielder: Jason Heyward Is Donating $200K To Help Support Chicago Families Affected by COVID-19

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Jason Heyward’s name came up (somewhat) unfairly this afternoon, in connection to Chris Davis’ albatross of a deal out in Baltimore. But for however you feel about his contract (vis à vis his production), he continues to be an excellent human being and representative of the Chicago Cubs.

This is my right fielder:

Yesterday, we learned that each of MLB’s 30 clubs will pledge $1M to the displaced ballpark employees, unable to earn income as the league hiatus remains in effect. And today, we learn that Jason Heyward is donating $200K – HIMSELF – to coronavirus relief in Chicago. As Passan’s tweet indicates, $100,000 will be heading to MASK an organization collecting supplies and meals for families affected by the virus, while another $100,000 is going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

It’s a wonderful gesture from an awesome human being. Thanks, Jason. We need more guys like you.



Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami