Thursday morning, the Bulls and White Sox announced a commitment of $200,000 to support the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund. Jerry Reinsdorf owns both teams.
The Bulls and White Sox have teamed up to commit $200,000 to support the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund.— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) March 26, 2020
This fund supports regional nonprofits and agencies offering care and services for the most vulnerable communities during the Coronavirus pandemic.
"Service agencies and nonprofits are experiencing a surge in demand for services from communities significantly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak," a joint statement said. "The combined commitment will help deliver critically needed resources to enable many of our area’s social service organizations to operate at the highest capacity in this unchartered and challenging time."
According to the statement, funds will be dispersed among community-based organizations throughout the Chicago metropolitan area to supply "essential aid" for those in need.
No specific organizations were named, but the statement listed "access to emergency food and basic supplies; rent, mortgage or utility assistance; direct cash transfers; as well as funds to support outreach to community residents particularly vulnerable to COVID-19" as key areas of support.
On Wednesday, the United Center announced it would serve as a "logistics hub" to provide frontline assistance to emergency responders and food distributrors during the COVID-19 crisis.
Count this as another way sports organizations around the city are stepping up to aid their communities.