MLB, union donating $250,000 to aid Louisiana flood victims
Major League Baseball and its players' union are making a joint donation of $250,000 to help flood Louisiana flood victims.
The contribution, announced Tuesday, includes $125,000 for the American Red Cross. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation and High Socks for Hope each will receive $62,500.
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is forwarding donations to the Louisiana Flood Relief Fund. It was set up by former LSU players now in the major leagues - Alex Bregman, Louis Coleman, Kevin Gausman, Will Harris, DJ LeMahieu, Mikie Mahtook, Aaron Nola, Anthony Ranaudo and Ryan Schimpf.
High Socks for Hope is a nonprofit foundation created and operated by White Sox closer David Robertson and his wife, Erin. It assists natural disaster victims nationwide.