New York Yankees: Derek Jeter helps to fight Covid-19 and Mariano Rivera “devastated” by virus

New York Yankees, Derek Jeter
Sep 28, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) waves to the crowd after being replaced by a pinch runner during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees legend and current minority owner of the Miami Marlins, Derek Jeter, fights Covid-19 via the “All In Challenge” while Mariano Rivera battles it close to home.

The All In Challenge has presented athletes with a method to give back to the community with awesome prizes, including Eli Manning’s Super Bowl-winning Corvette, batting practice with Aaron Judge, and Jeter’s 2014 All-Star Game jersey. This was his final appearance in the All-Star game before he retired from baseball.

“Look, there’s a lot of people struggling out there to put food on the table,” Jeter said. “Whether it’s kids, the elderly, or our heroes on the front line, we all need to come together to help out as much as we can.”

“As a player, you understand what an honor it is to play in an All-Star Game so that’s something that’s pretty special to me,” he added. “I hope everyone out there comes up with some huge bids on all these items because the more money raised is more people that can be helped.”

Jeter has always been good to the people, and he’s showing once more that he’s not only a legend on the field but off of it too.

On the other hand, another Yankee legend, Mariano Rivera, who runs the Refuge Of Hope Church in New Rochelle, N.Y., stated that the virus has been “devastating,” as the area had to institute a 1-mile containment-perimeter to stop the spread of the virus.

“That’s basically our home,” he told the YES Network’s, Jack Curry.

“Knowing that the town got infected with the coronavirus, we had to bring confidence and people had started wondering,” Rivera said. “We had to bring peace in the middle of tough times.”

Athletes and teams across the country have begun lending a helping hand to communities and individuals struggling to survive. Many stadium-workers have been left without work and struggling to find food, leading to teams committing millions of dollars to help those in need.