Chicago White Sox: Steve Cishek helping those in need
The Chicago White Sox all want baseball to come back sooner rather than later, but one player is taking his time off to make a difference.
The Chicago White Sox are hoping the regular season starts sooner rather than later, but Steve Cishek is making very good use of his time right now.
Cishek, 33, has been making Cameo videos for fans throughout this time, charging $20 that he donates to the organization, No Kid Hungry, as detailed by Scott Merkin of MLB.com.
In addition to that, Cishek also is representing the Chicago White Sox in the Home Plate Project, which is trying to help students in the U.S. and Canada that are reliant on school-provided free or reduced-price meals.
As detailed in Merkin’s article, Cishek’s family donated $6,000 that will be going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Cishek’s involvement in the Chicago community has really been a great sight to see and something you rarely get to see from relievers like Cishek.
The sidearmer signed with the organization this past offseason and has proven to be a really good addition so far, with his charitable donations and his involvement in the South Side community making him a positive subject in a rough time.
Jeff Passan of ESPN reported at the time that he is set to only make $6 million, which based on stats alone, made him more than worth it.
But, having a player so ingrained in the community already is very special and could prove to make an easy decision for him and the organization to potentially finish up his career with the Chicago White Sox.
While relievers tend to move around throughout their careers, especially sidearmers like Cishek, his involvement during the COVID-19 pandemic is something that is going to be very memorable and make him a fan-favorite very quickly with the Chicago White Sox.