Bryce Harper, Steven Matz Latest MLB Players To Contribute To Virus Relief
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper and New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz are the latest baseball players to make donations to coronavirus relief efforts.
Harper and his wife, Kayla, are giving $500,000 to Direct Relief and Three Square in his hometown of Las Vegas and Philabundance in Philadelphia.
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Matz is having his foundation donate $32,000 to New York City first responders and hospitals —the first two numbers matching his uniform number.
Matz tweeted the money will be given by TRU32.
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