#Cubs Maddon helps Floridians

Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation will donate $25,000 to Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

“My wife Jaye and I are fortunate to call Florida home,” Maddon said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with our fellow residents, including neighbors and friends affected by Hurricane Irma. We are thankful for Florida’s leadership and the many first responders who are leading recovery efforts in a state we truly have come to love.”

Respect 90 answered a call this week from Tampa’s Salvation Army shelter. Without power for several days, the shelter’s Andi Van Arsdale reached out to the Respect 90 Foundation for help feeding its residents. The foundation arranged to purchase and deliver dinner to the residents on Thursday and Friday. Food will be provided by 717 South and Ava, Maddon’s Italian inspired restaurant in south Tampa. Both restaurants recently had their power restored.

Last month, Maddon’s Burnout Classic Fundraiser benefited storm relief efforts in Houston.