On Monday, December 14, 2020, former MLB player and President of The Players Alliance Curtis Granderson, along with other former and current MLB players, and Interchange Food Pantry distributed food, COVID-19 supplies and baseball gear to families at St. Mark AME Church, 1616 W. Atkinson Ave.
The Players Alliance was formed about six months ago with nearly 150 Black current and former big league players leading the charge. The Alliance launched a two month, cross-country mobile tour in partnership with Pull Up Neighbor, a Black-owned community response team. 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. The Brewers pitched in, too, with a masked up Italian Sausage and manager Craig Counsell helping out.