New Jersey Devils Help Out During COVID-19 Pandemic
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to hold off events and gathering, sports are still facing a cancelled season, with little on the agenda. Just because the players aren’t on the ice didn’t stop the New Jersey Devils managing partners, Josh Harris and David Blitzer, to offer support for the community during this trying time. The partners offer an example of how NHL teams and players are stepping up and making a difference.
A six-figure donation was sent to the RWJBarnabas' Health Emergency Response Fund. The money will go towards helping more than 35,000 health system employees the medical equipment they need. Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment (HBSE), which also owns the Prudential Center, donated 7,000 gloves and 10,000 units of hand sanitizer.
Furthermore, HBSE is collaborating with the local government to figure out a way to use the Prudential Center for medical needs. HBSE partnered with Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka on a six-figure donation of ShopRite gift cards for Newark residents.