Wholesome News Keeps Coming Out of the Frozen Sports Industry

Much like the rest of the world right now, the sports industry is on hiatus at every level. But despite this not being the time for entertainment, many athletes, teams, and management are finding incredible ways to inspire people even off the fields and courts of their sport.

It seems like there is more great news with every week that goes by! Here is the best news that came out this last week, to bring a few smiles.

Braves are Taking Care of Employees

Major League Baseball season may not be starting any time soon, but the Atlanta Braves are still determined to treat their full-time and part-time employees right. What other way to ensure that the next season will be the best one yet?

In mid-March, each club made a $1 million pledge to their staff. All 30 teams in MLB have committed to paying their staff through the end of April – but the Braves are the first to extend those payments through May, ensuring the well-being of their staff for an even more comfortable period of time during a period of widespread uncertainty.

Mike Evans Donated $100,000 to Coronavirus Relief Efforts

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has donating $100,000 through his Mike Evans Family Foundation to various coronavirus relief efforts. $50,000 will be donated to the United Way Suncoast, which is working to help people locally in Bay area. The other $50,000 is going to a charity serving Evans’ hometown of Galveston, Texas. Their outreach has made it across 31,000 households already.

New England Jet Goes to China For a Special Delivery

In Massachusetts, bureaucracy is meeting other industries halfway to join efforts against the pandemic. And the NFL’s New England Patriots are there to answer the call for cooperation. Patriots owner Robert Kraft is sending the team’s Boeing 757 to bring more than 1,000,000 N95 masks back from China.

Wholesome News Keeps Coming Out of the Frozen Sports Industry

But Kraft and the Super Bowl legend Patriots went even one step farther: they picked up an additional 300,000 for delivery to New York, just because they could.

Is this finally peace between Boston and New York after all? Only time will tell…

According to Kraft, getting the supplies on the plane and back to the states was “probably the most challenging operation our organization and team ever had to do,” as he relayed to CNN Thursday night.

“There was a lot of red tape, but a lot of people cooperated,” he said. “We had three governors. We had a counsel from China, our crew who flew probably more hours than they should have, but they knew how important it was. And, you know, it’s just — it’s like doing your job and never taking time off when something’s really important.”

Stay tuned for more inspiring news from your favorite real-life heroes!