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D-backs to donate another $500,000 for coronavirus relief

General view outside of Chase Field on March 26, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation announced Monday a second donation of $500,000 will be made to assist the community as the coronavirus pandemic has caused health and economic crises.

The D-backs’ foundation already announced a donation last week of $550,000, which means this second donation will bring the team’s total contribution to up over $1 million.

“The needs in our community continue to grow, particularly in the healthcare industry and we feel it’s important to continue to give back to those heroes,” D-backs owner Ken Kendrick said in a press release. “We can’t help but be inspired by those who are sacrificing so much right now to keep us all safe and we want to continue to inspire others during these unprecedented times.”

The donation last week was spread to efforts relating to food supply and supporting the children of healthcare professionals. The newest donation will do that again, along with benefitting those working on the frontlines in healthcare to stymie COVID-19.

“We are fortunate to not only be in a position to continue to give back, but to be in touch regularly with those in the medical field who can help distribute these funds in a meaningful way,” D-backs president and CEO Derrick Hall said in a statement.

“Whether it is personal protective equipment, critical resources to support healthcare personnel or technology to provide virtual visits for those currently receiving care, we believe this money can make an immediate impact.”

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