The Chicago Sports Alliancea collaboration between the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Soxalong with the support of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, announced it will commit $300,000 to the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation and the Robb School Memorial Fund.
Now in its fifth year, the Alliance was created to address the issue of increasing gun violence across Chicago and is dedicated to lending its collective influence and resources to support data-driven, proven solutions impacting the root cause of gun violence, according to a media release.
In a statement, the Alliance said, "Twenty-one smiles in Uvalde, Texas, lost. Just days before that, 10 smiles in Buffalo, lost. And unfortunately, across our own city, too many smiles lost to this same issue. It is our responsibility to those innocent lives lost to do more. We are committed to making a difference through the resources in our power to solving this gun violence epidemic. Lives depend on it. This is not a game."
Each organization's $50,000 commitment benefits the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation and the First State Bank of Uvalde for the families affected by the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24.
People can learn more and donate directly to Sandy Hook Promise Foundation by visiting SandyHookPromise.org .
In addition, donations can be made directly to the Robb School Memorial Fund with First State Bank of Uvalde by check through the mail (payable to the "Robb School Memorial Fund") or through Zelle to email@example.com .