Cleveland Browns’ football quarterback Baker Mayfield and his wife Emily Wilkinson pledged to donate fifty thousand dollars to help the less fortunate during coronavirus pandemic.
The National QB took to Instagram to share a video of himself and his wife speaking passionately and sympathizing with the less fortunate regarding the challenging coronavirus pandemic.
Emily Wilkinson and Baker Mayfield at Wheels Up members-only Super Saturday Tailgate event on February 1, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images
The couple announced that they would be giving back to the community by donating $50,000 to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. In the video, Emily said:
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the [...] crisis. What makes our country so great is how we come together in a time of crisis.”
Emily added that Cleveland has always been the underdog, but its people are known for their hustle and grit. She said it was time for people to come together and help one another. Baker also said that they had reached the point where they wanted to give back and help out any way they can.
The couple went on to challenge fans to donate and help out as much as they can, no matter how little. Their donation increased the foundation’s current match pool at #100,000 to a total of $150,000.
Baker and his wife, Emily, are not the only Cleveland sports celebrities to donate to this good cause.
Baker educated fans on several people and organizations sticking their necks out for the general public during the challenging period and added that they were working round the clock to help others adapt to the changing climate. He said:
“There are so many great people and organizations in and around Cleveland...They’ve been working around the clock.”
Baker and his wife are not the only Cleveland sports celebrities to donate to this good cause. Cleveland Cavaliers’ basketball player Kevin Love donated $100,000 to the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse employees to help pay their wages during the NBA suspension.
Many NFL players have also donated towards efforts in relieving challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, donated 15,000 meals and $100,00 to Kansas City Relief and Tyreek Hill also donated 6,000 meals to people of Kansas affected by the pandemic.
Many communities can heave a sigh of relief thanks to these athletes and other celebrities, who, just like Baker and Emily, have taken it upon themselves to do whatever they can to lighten the load on less fortunate people during these trying times.
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