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Arizona sports teams donate $1.55 million to organizations in response to coronavirus health crisis

The funds will go to emergency food supplies and distribution, as well as, support for working healthcare professionals.
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PHOENIX — Arizona's professional sports teams can't take the field right now, but they can help their community. 

The Cardinals announced Tuesday the football club is donating $1 million to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund as part of the Arizona Together initiative. 

The fund will help pay for protective equipment for healthcare workers and support social services and food banks. The fund will also allow disadvantaged students access to technology to continue schoolwork.

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday the donation of $550,000 to Arizona-based nonprofits to respond to the coronavirus crisis. 

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will provide funding to numerous non-profit organizations that focus on emergency food supplies and distribution, as well as, support of children of working healthcare professionals.

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“Over the past 10 days, we have watched the heroic efforts of so many Arizonans who are helping those in need – from medical professionals to local food banks and childcare operations that have opened their doors to those working long hours to keep our community running,” said D-backs Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick.

“We are so grateful to be a part of such a special place and to be in the position to give back at a time like this.” 

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