Ryan Zimmerman of the World Series champion Washington Nationals was featured on NBC’s Today Show on Friday, April 17 to discuss his recently founded Pros for Heroes Relief Fund, which supports front-line healthcare workers and their families. The fund has already donated gifts of meals and financial resources to purchase Personal Protective Equipment for team members at Inova.
The initiative began with Zimmerman and his wife Heather donating meals to hospital workers and their families, and now has a gofundme website (prosforheroes.org) to track the donations of other D.C. area athletes and fans who have been showing their support.
The goal of Pros for Heroes is “to ensure that healthcare professionals have the tools they need to stay safe” – which means making donations of supplies and equipment in addition to healthy meals. In many cases, athletes are raising workers’ spirits by delivering the meals themselves.
Watch the segment on today.com: Ryan Zimmerman talks Pros For Heroes fund for feeding health care workers