Blackhawks: Patrick Kane and others thank frontline during COVID-19
By Ryan Fedrau
Chicago Blackhawks players speak out about COVID-19 while thanking the health workers and everyone in the front line, telling fans to stay inside.
Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Alex DeBrincat, Duncan Keith, Andrew Shaw, Kirby Dach, Connor Murphy, and other Chicago Blackhawks have made social media posts telling fans to stay inside to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The team, along with players have donated to different health organizations to help the people in the frontlines help slow the spread. Kane a few days ago tweets how proud he was to be a Bauer athlete after they started to make face shields for the workers on the front line.
"Proud to be a Bauer athlete. Please take a moment to learn more about the work Baue rHockeyand their employees are doing to help those on the front lines. – Patrick Kane (Twitter)"
Dach made a post telling fans to join “team world” by staying and helping to do your part in slowing down the virus.
"“My whole life I have always been apart of a team or been a teammate now we are all teammates as we play for team world. Listen to the experts and stay inside and be safe.” – Kirby Dach (Twitter)"
The players that are talking about how they quarantine themselves and their families have made an impact on fans. Fans should be thinking, if Kane and Toews can do it, I should too. Other athletes such as Johnny Manziel have spoken out on the matter.
"“If I can stay out of the club, anyone can quarantine” – Johnny Manziel (Instagram)"
Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews donated $100,000 to Chicago’s COIVD-19 relief fund last month, which was very generous of the captain.
For those who can donate, it would be very beneficial to the residents in Chicago, and in other places.
There are people who are struggling right now who need support. It’s time for everyone who hasn’t taken this seriously to take it seriously. If we all do our part, we can get hockey back, and bring safety to our communities by stopping the spread.
Just because schools and businesses are closed doesn’t mean it’s time to go out and party with friends. Stay inside and save lives.