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’42’ producer honoring Jackie Robinson by donating $4.2 million to fight COVID-19

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday around the MLB world represents the annual celebration of all-time great Jackie Robinson. It’s a yearly celebration that pays homage to the man who broke the sport’s color barrier.

Unfortunately, no games are taking place with the MLB season still under suspension due the growing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

While MLB has still found a way to honor Mr. Robinson on this day, a Hollywood elite is doing even more. Big-time producer Thomas Tull has donated $4.2 million in protective medical equipment to help first responders hit hardest by COVID-19.

This is an absolutely amazing show of altruism from the billionaire mogul, who produced the Jackie Robinson biopic “42” less than a decade ago.

Till is not only helping an African-American population that has been hit hard by the pandemic, he’s doing it on a day that celebrates one of the true heroes of minority communities across the nation.

Credit to Mr. Tull for his generosity.