MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Marlins are doing their half to ensure their group has what it must get via the coronavirus pandemic.
All this month, the group, in partnership with Feeding South Florida, has helped college students and households with meals distributions.
That continued Monday at Marlins Park, the place greater than 500 households got meals and Marlins Basis masks on the drive-thru occasion.
Former all-star first baseman Gaby Sanchez chipped in right now.
“To this date, proper now, I consider it’s about 345,000 meals that the Marlins have been capable of donate to those native households and undoubtedly privileged sufficient to have the ability to assist these households out,” he stated.
Sanchez is a Miami native and performed baseball on the College of Miami. He’s now a workforce ambassador, and takes pleasure in giving again.
“Even after I was enjoying on the workforce, throughout the 12 months, we might assist out colleges, we might assist out totally different organizations. Despite the fact that it’s not on the market, it’s nonetheless being accomplished since you’re not likely wanting it for the credit score. You’re doing it for the assistance of the individuals who want that assist,” he stated.
Monday’s distribution was for the Little Havana group.
And whereas the workforce will get prepared for the abbreviated baseball season, they’re additionally centered on doing their half throughout COVID-19.
“No one anticipated this pandemic to return in. And the Marlins have grabbed maintain and stated, ‘Hey, we do want to assist out that area people. We’re going to do this.’ And we’re lucky sufficient to have the ability to assist out these communities in doing so,” Sanchez stated.