Fergie Jenkins is joining the list of athletes and teams doing their part to support employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saturday, Jenkins announced for the next week, he will donate all proceeds from his Cameo account to Cubs and Sloan Park employees unable to work during baseball’s hiatus resulting from the coronavirus.
While we all miss baseball right now I think it’s important to think about all of the families being affected by this. My Cubs & Sloan Park family are out of work & for the next week I will be donating all money from My Cameo videos to the employees. https://t.co/iVTE7ErZMA pic.twitter.com/P7Esogo9ad— Fergie Jenkins (@fergieajenkins) March 15, 2020
Cameo is a video-sharing website where fans can book personalized shout-outs from celebrities, athletes, influencers, etc. Prices are set individually by the creator; Jenkins’ rate is $50 per video, and his page can be found here.
The Cubs are formulating a plan to pay their game day employees, according to David Kaplan. The Bulls, Blackhawks and United Center announced Saturday they will do so for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
MLB suspending its season in response to the coronavirus was the best and only option. It’s nice to see families affected by the ongoing pandemic receive support during this uncertain time.