Jan. 18, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill speaks during a press conference at the Arizona Cardinals Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals Donate $100K To Community Affected By Wildfire

The Arizona Cardinals have reached out to their local community, following a tragic wildfire that took the lives to 19 firefighters. The team’s president, Michael Bidwill, made a donation of $100,000 to the 100 Club of Arizona. This money will go towards helping families of injured firefighters and police officers.

Mr. Bidwill said this on Wednesday,

Our hearts go out to all of those affected by the devastating and tragic events this week, especially the families of the 19 brave members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who lost their lives serving our community. Our team is proud to assist the ongoing efforts and encourage our fans, the community and Arizona businesses to support these relief initiatives.

However, Arizona’s NFL team isn’t the only one showing support. The Diamondbacks also paid tribute to those that have fallen while trying protect the community of Yarnell, AZ.

Jul 1, 2013; Flushing, NY,USA; A jersey hangs in the Arizona Diamondbacks dugout at Citifield to honor the Yarnell, Arizona firefighters who lost their lives fighting the Yarnell wildfire. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

On July 1st, when the Diamondbacks went to Citi Field to face the Mets, they displayed a special jersey dedicated to those that lost their lives. And that wasn’t the only “Yarnell” Jersey at Citi Field that night.

Jul 1, 2013; Flushing, NY,USA; A jersey hangs in the New York Mets dugout at Citifield to honor the Yarnell, Arizona firefighters who lost their lives fighting the Yarnell wildfire. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets also showed their support. There was a moment of silence that night, as well as one at every other MLB Game on Monday.

It further shows that we are one community, and when someone suffers like the town of Yarnell, we all suffer.

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