Houston Astros: Verlander and Kate fork out cash in a benevolent way

Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander and Kate Upton (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander and Kate Upton (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Houston Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander and supermodel wife Kate Upton team up to donate paychecks to go toward COVID-19 relief.

As the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic and the sports world is put on hold, Houston Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander and his wife Kate Upton made an announcement via Instagram about how they would help fight this awful pandemic that is ravaging our local community and world:

Justin joins other Houston Astros players in an effort to help out those affected by the coronavirus:

I applaud Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, Lance McCullers Jr., George Springer, Jose Altuve and the rest of the Houston Astros doing what they can to help our city and the world fight the coronavirus. We need all the help we can get to get rid of this pandemic. They are taking their time off to do something that in the end, will help millions of people get back on their feet whenever this virus is eradicated.

This is the Houston Astros organization I know and love. They are good people who love their city

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and want to do whatever they can to support the fans who supported them whenever they needed them.

As fans, we can do our part in flattening the curve by staying home, wearing masks when we absolutely need to get out, washing our hands often and practice social distancing. If we can do that, the pandemic might be able to be contained and we can get back to our normal lives sooner rather than later.

My heart absolutely breaks for all those who have been affected by the pandemic, both locally and abroad. My deepest thanks go out to those who are on the front lines of this thing, medical workers and first responders. We can never thank you enough for what you are doing to keep us all safe.

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Stay safe everyone, we will get through this together.


For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s Web site or the Web site for your state’s Department of Health.