Fortunately for top level professional athletes they are still collecting salary, however the minor leaguers, arena workers, and other essential staff are not. NBA All-Star Kevin Love led the way for the NBA players to donate to the arena staff starting off with $100,000 to the Cleveland Cavaliers staff. Since Love’s donation several other prominent NBA players have stepped up with similar contributions. NHL player Sergei Bobrovsky led the charge for the NHL players followed by others who have pitched in to help pay the arena employees anywhere from $100,000-$500,000.
Meanwhile MLB Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-soo Choo announced he is donating $1,000 to every Minor League Baseball player in the Texas Rangers organization.
Popular hockey podcast “Spittin Chiclets” has also set up a player relief fund for those in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), a tier below the American Hockey League (AHL) as players in the ECHL make little to no money.