The Players Alliance, a nonprofit organization comprised of more than 150 active and former Major League Baseball Players, in partnership with Pull Up Neighbor, a Black-owned community response team, will bring a pop-up pantry to the Corinthian Baptist Church in Bond Hill (1920 Tennessee Ave.) this Thursday, Dec. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The community is encouraged to drive to the event and stay in their cars to receive the free supplies that include:
• COVID-19 supplies such as face masks, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies and hygiene products
• Baseball gear for the kids from the Alliance’s Gear For Good program
• A box of shelf-stable food from the Freestore Foodbank
• Cincinnati Reds promotional items
Josh Harrison, Washington Nationals second baseman and Cincinnati native, will make an appearance at the event along with front office staff from the Cincinnati Reds and Reds Community Fund.
The Pull Up Neighbor tour started on December 1 in New York City and will stop in 33 cities in 19 states and the District of Columbia over two months.
The Black community has been disproportionately affected by the COVID pandemic, so this important initiative will help aid communities of color in a safe, socially distant, and responsible capacity.
Many underserved children have endured countless losses due to the pandemic, including access to learn and play baseball. This program’s goal is to help counter all that and provide support during these uncertain times.
This season on Jackie Robinson Day, MLB Players from across the league donated their game-day salaries to The Players Alliance, raising more than $1 million which the organization is reinvesting in the Black community. Major League Baseball is matching the Alliance’s investment with a donation of an additional $1 million worth of supplies and baseball equipment, expanding the Alliance’s reach in the communities that need it most.
More information at https://theplayersalliance.com/tour.