During these unprecedented times, former Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander and wife Kate Upton are finding ways to give back to the Detroit community.
Former Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander is giving back to the Detroit community even while he plays for the Houston Astros. Verlander may not have been in the Tigers uniform for the past couple of seasons, but he is still finding a way to give back to the Detroit community.
Verlander and his wife Kate Upton have announced that they are going to be donating masks, face shields, thermometers, and meals to the community. With the outbreak of COVID-19, Verlander is finding a way to give back and help out in the Detroit community during unprecedented times.
Verlander and Upton made the announcement on Twitter about partnering with organizations in Detroit to offer support and donations to the Detroit community as well as first responders. Verlander has done plenty for this community, and even from Houston, he is still finding a way to give back to Detroit.
Detroit is close to @KateUpton and my hearts & we wanted to support the resilient community & first responders through #PPE & food deliveries. Thank you to @BellaCanvasLA @Ford @fordfund_ & #bstrong for rallying around @detroitpolice @CityofDetroit & @FTFDetroit #covid19 pic.twitter.com/3v9EZ3bBWk
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) April 17, 2020
During these uncertain times, people need to look at gestures like this and remember that we’re all in this together. Verlander and Upton are doing what they can to help out with the Detroit community AND the first responders to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
He is not the only athlete to help out in the city; other Detroit athletes have taken part in giving back to the community. Sam Gagner has pitched in with the Detroit Red Wings, keep in mind he was just traded here in February.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford continues to give back to the Detroit community. Tigers shortstop Niko Goodrum is giving back in a different way, he is attempting to win $25,000 for the Boys and Girls Club affiliate in the MLB The Show Players League.
Hats off to Verlander and Upton for finding ways to give back to the Detroit community even after Verlander has moved on.