Jason Heyward is making an impact off the field. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

At a time when many athletes aren’t able to make an impact on the field due to the coronavirus epidemic, they’re finding a way to make contributions off it.

Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward is pledging $200,000 to help Chicago in its efforts to fight COVID-19. The donation will be split up with $100,000 going to MASK, which provides supplies and meals to families impacted by the virus, and an additional $100,000 being donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Heyward’s incredible gesture comes at a time when many athletes and teams are coming together to help their communities. Atlanta Braves star Freddie Freeman pledged $125,000 to Atlanta-based charities and all 30 MLB teams are providing $1 million each to support their stadium employees while the season is suspended.

During such a difficult time for the global community and with the coronavirus spreading in the United States, it’s wonderful to see so many people stepping up to help others.

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



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