Owner of The Houston Astros, Jim Crane, has just pledged a $1 million donation to the help the people employed by Minute Maid Park. This comes after significant changes in the sports arena caused during the outbreak of COVID-19 or Coronavirus.
The Houston Astros came out with a statement regarding the recent events.
They stated on their social media that, “The Houston Astros are proud to join every other Major League Club by pledging $1 million to assist the members of our Astros family that make our fan experience at Minute Maid Park one of the best in baseball.”
They also provided some encouraging words stating, “Our community and the people of Houston are important to us and now is a time for us to all come together.”
It was also stated on the Houston Astros Twitter page that their concern of the health and safety of their employees and fans are continuing to be their priority during this time. While also pledging $1 million to employees The Astros said, “we will provide details on our support efforts as they become available.”
The Houston Astros are following suit of other big sports names. This is coming after the announcement of Major League Baseball stating they canceled spring training. As well as Opening Day being delayed by almost two weeks.
The affect of sports cancellations can be felt globally. Many sports cancellations have happened in the past few weeks in hopes to contribute to social distancing efforts. Some other cancellations happened in earlier weeks like the NBA, the NHL, MLS, and The NCAA.