Joe Maddon donates $25,000 to Hurricane Irma relief efforts

September 15, 2017

By Marc Topkin | Tampa Bay Times

Former Rays and current Cubs manager Joe Maddon is pitching in to help Hurricane Irma relief efforts in his adopted home state of Florida.

Maddon will donate $25,000 through his Respect 90 Foundation.

“My wife, Jaye, and I are fortunate to call Florida home,” Maddon said in a release. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all our fellow residents including neighbors and friends affected by Hurricane Irma. We are thankful for Florida’s leadership and the many first responders who are leading recovery efforts in a state we truly have come to love.”

Maddon’s foundation, which has worked previously with the Salvation Army, also helped out the Tampa shelter, which was without power, to feed residents tonight and Friday. The food will be purchased and delivered from Maddon’s Ava restaurant in south Tampa and partner Michael Stewart’s 717 South, both which just recently had power restored.

Maddon’s foundation last month donated money from his Burnout Classic Fundraiser near Chicago to help storm victims in Houston.

 

Some of the food donated by Maddon’s Ava restaurant and Michael Stewart’s 717 South.