West Michigan’s three minor league groups, together with the West Michigan Sports activities Fee, on Tuesday launched “One Group For West Michigan,” a collaborative initiative to assist the group in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Grand Rapids Drive, Grand Rapids Griffins and West Michigan Whitecaps collectively launched a 30-second public service announcement that incorporates motion clips from the three in an upbeat message voiced by Ginger Zee, a West Michigan native and chief meteorologist for ABC Information.
The video invitations viewers to OneTeamForWestMichigan.com, which has donation hyperlinks and knowledge to charities designated by every sports activities group for help. They embrace The Youngsters’s Basis (Drive), Coronary heart of West Michigan United Manner (Whitecaps), Youngsters’ Meals Basket (Griffins), and Mary Free Mattress Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports activities (WMSC).
“In the very best of instances, sports activities function rallying level for communities, bringing folks from all walks of life collectively to rejoice and to work towards a typical aim,” Griffins president Tim Gortsema mentioned in a press launch. “Whereas our sports activities could also be completely different, our singular aim throughout this disaster stays the identical – being good group companions and elevating funds and consciousness for some superb charities that serve our group nicely.”
“It’s thrilling to have all three Grand Rapids groups come collectively to help this nice trigger,” Drive president Steve Jbara additionally mentioned in a launch. “We’re all within the enterprise of offering leisure to our group and now we’ll flip our focus to supporting the West Michigan group that all of us have the pleasure of calling residence. We need to thank the Griffins, Whitecaps and the WMSC for partnering with us on this initiative and bringing consciousness to the implausible work these organizations do.”
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