Final figures were released today on the organizations charitable contributions towards hurricane relief last year.
TAMPA, FL— Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation donated a total of $71,000 in 2017 to the hurricane relief funds for Houston, Tampa Bay and Puerto Rico, the foundation announced today.
Over August and September, Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, Hurricane Irma hit Florida and Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Respect 90 donated to all three causes.
Respect 90 and Korked announced today the proceeds from the sale of Puerto Rico Fuerte (strong) T shirts, $20,000 which will go to United Puerto Rico. Spearheaded by Puerto Rico’s First Lady Beatriz Rosselló, this organization is collecting funds to help residents rebuild their homes.
Respect 90 and Fields Automotive also announced today the final proceeds from Maddon’s Burnout Classic Fundraiser held in Glenview, IL in September. Of the net proceeds, $20,000 will go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund set up by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. The fund focuses on providing immediate, medium, and longer-term relief to the Greater Houston area.
Respect 90 had previously announced a donation of $25,000 to the Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. Respect 90 also purchased more than $6,000 worth of food in September for Tampa’s Salvation Army shelter while it was without power for several days due to Hurricane Irma.
Respect 90 seeks to provide children and families opportunities to develop championship attitudes through sports, academics, and community involvement in all the places Joe and his wife Jaye, call home: Chicago, IL, Tampa, FL, Mesa, AZ and Joe’s hometown of Hazleton, PA.
Sales of Korked Baseball’s “Puerto Rico Fuerte” apparel accounted for $20,000 of Respect 90’s total hurricane relief efforts in 2017.
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