Arizona Cardinals doing their part for community
The Arizona Cardinals and some players have stepped up to the plate this week
Some are jobless, some are sick, some are dying. It is an uncertain and scary period for many people but the Arizona Cardinals are coming through in a big way for their community.
The first step was taken this week when the Cardinals organization donated $1,000,000 to the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund. It was such a great gesture by team president and principal owner Michael Bidwill.
Not only did the Cardinals organization reach out, the community got some help from a couple of their star players. First, linebacker Chandler Jones stepped up.
Jones is donating 150,000 meals between food banks in Arizona and in New York. Keep in mind no one asked him to, he just did.
Maybe the biggest surprise was new Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins announced on Friday he was donating $150,000 to the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund. Keep in mind, he has even yet to step foot in Arizona because of the virus.
It was an amazing gesture for someone who has yet to live in the community. If people weren’t already excited to have him they should now be thrilled. The man will fit right in with Arizona.
These heart of gold, do the right thing moments are just beautiful to see. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is donating $5,000,000 to the State of Louisiana to help fight the virus.
We will probably see many more in the coming days, including Arizona. There are many players who do have the means necessary to help, even in a small capacity.
This doesn’t mean they have to help. Not everyone is in the same situation. However it is a blessing these athletes and organizations are there for us in a time of need.
Let’s all thank the Cardinals organization for not only stepping up but also employing people who know how to do the right thing. Hope everyone stays safe and healthy!