Cubs join Chicago sports teams in donating to anti-gun violence organization
The Cubs joined forces with the other Chicago teams in the four major sports — Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, White Sox — to contribute to anti-gun violence organizations.
The five teams formed The Chicago Sports Alliance five years ago and banded together in the wake of the horrific Uvalde, Texas school shooting.
In conjunction with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the Alliance is donating $300,000 to the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation and the Robb School Memorial Fund. Each team is donating $50,000.
The Alliance released a statement with the news Saturday:
“Twenty-one smiles in Uvalde, Texas, lost. Just days before that, 10 smiles in Buffalo, lost. And unfortunately, across our own city, too many smiles lost to this same issue. It is our responsibility to those innocent lives lost to do more. We are committed to making a difference through the resources in our power to solving this gun violence epidemic. Lives depend on it. This is not a game.”
“The 20 best minutes of my day every day are driving my kids to school,” Jed Hoyer said Saturday. “I drop three boys off every day. Some days a lot of conversation, some days laughing, DJ’ing, whatever it is. It’s a great moment to have with them.
“It definitely felt different at the end of the week, dropping them off and thinking about it. I think we can all agree dropping your kids off at school isn’t something you should ever have to think about.”
Fans who want to donate or learn more about the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation can visit SandyHookPromise.org.
The Robb School Memorial Fund is also taking donations directly via checks in the mail (made payable to the “Robb School Memorial Fund”) or through Zelle (sent to firstname.lastname@example.org).