Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has pledged to donate $125,000 to Atlanta area shelters and programs to help combat the Coronavirus epidemic.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Freeman will give $50,000 to the Atlanta Food Bank, $50,000 to Giving Kitchen, which provides emergency assistance to food service workers, and $25,000 to the Salvation Army.
This is an incredibly kind gesture from Freddie and one that will impact thousands of lives in the Atlanta area. The Braves have also donated $1 million along with every other MLB club to assist workers impacted by COVID-19. Here’s hoping more of Freddie’s colleagues around the league join him in giving to the organizations that help so many in large cities.
As for actual baseball, it does not appear we are anywhere close to games resuming on the fields. Reports have indicated Memorial Day was best-case scenario for MLB, but as each day passes that seems less and less likely. Stay healthy, everyone.