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Brewers, MLB teams donate $1 million each to ballpark workers

Posted: 4:27 PM, Mar 17, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-17 17:27:39-04
Lorenzo Cain, left, and Christian Yelich hope to lead the Brewers to another playoff berth in 2019

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers, along with Major League Baseball, are making monetary donations to ballpark employees who can not work due to the coronavirus.

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that all 30 teams will be donating $1 million each to ballpark employees.

This news comes just after the MLB announced the season would be postponed until at least mid-May. With the rapid spread of the coronavirus, MLB does not want to risk the health and safety of fans, or players.

In addition to the $30 million donation, MLB and the MLB Players Association made a combined donation of $1 million. This donation will be split between Meals on Wheels and Feeding America to assist those who have trouble accessing food.

These donations are very similar to that of the Bucks organization who has agreed to match any player donation going to Fiserv Forum employees.

Because of the coronavirus, many people will be out of work, especially in the sports industry. These leagues and players, however, are taking it into their own hands to help these employees make a living.

According to MLB, each team will be making their own announcement regarding their $1 million donation. The time of these announcements, however, are unknown.

The Brewers have not made an announcement at this time.

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