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.
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.
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.