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Yankees and NYCFC start coronavirus fund for game-day workers

The Yankees’ residence opener experienced been scheduled for Thursday, but there’s no telling when there will be a recreation at the Stadium, or anywhere else. So the Yankees announced Thursday that they have teamed with New York Metropolis FC to create a $1.4 million COVID-19 Disaster Relief Application.

The wants-based grant initiative will supply aid for qualified comprehensive- and portion-time recreation-day employees impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, like people performing for the Yankees, Legends Hospitality and NYCFC.

“The grants are meant to simplicity the burden brought on by the pandemic involved with crucial expenditures these types of as food, health care care, shelter and other vital wants,’’ the Yankees mentioned in a statement. “Our hope is that these grants will supply a degree of aid for people recreation day employees customers impacted by this disaster, even however we acknowledge that the vast array of particular wants for the duration of this unparalleled time are not able to be absolutely glad by these steps.’’

All 30 MLB teams have also committed $1 million to ballpark workforce who won’t be compensated thanks to the indefinite postponement of the year.