Sep 19, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) looks on while on deck to bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.  Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Rizzo is an alum of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. On Wednesday, his alma mater was hit hard with a tragic shooting.

Following Wednesday’s mass shooting, which ended the lives of 17 people, the Chicago Cubs first baseman tweeted out a message of support, as well as a call for change.

Rizzo has remained active at his high school since graduating. He recently donated $150,000 to the school to help fund new lights for the stadium.

Cubs News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

PLAYERS: Anthony Rizzo
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Mavericks issue statement in response to SI article on uncomfortable workplace

Hornacek tight-lipped about alleged altercation with Noah

Gary Sanchez in awe of ‘moon shots’ from Stanton, Judge

NCAA upholds penalties against Louisville related to scandal

Lindsey Vonn tears up during emotional interview

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Andrew Luck: Surgery 'is not an option for me right now'

David Price warns JD Martinez that fans in Boston will boo him

Yelich: ‘Everything changed’ for Marlins after Fernandez’s death

Mattingly fires back at Harper over Marlins criticism

Report: Jets could pay Kirk Cousins $60 million in 2018

Doug Martin released by Buccaneers

The 'All muscle hamsters go to heaven' quiz

A.J. McCarron might be the best consolation prize in free agency

MLB's top 10 second basemen for 2018

Offseason needs for every NFL team

Donovan Mitchell's limiting nostalgia

Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

Top 30 NFL free agents

MLB's top 10 starting pitchers for 2018

Grading the deal: Eric Hosmer finally finds a home with Padres

MLB's top 10 catchers for 2018

The 'James gang walks away with a win' quiz

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

Cubs News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Offseason needs for every NFL team

MLB's top 10 second basemen for 2018

The 'All muscle hamsters go to heaven' quiz

A.J. McCarron might be the best consolation prize in free agency

The 'James gang walks away with a win' quiz

Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

Top 30 NFL free agents

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

The 'Emerald City on ice' quiz

NHL Weekender: Blackhawks, Rangers continue to free fall

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker