Indians pitcher Adam Plutko, family launch charitable foundation

Posted at 12:51 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 12:53:45-04

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland Indians player has launched a new charity to give back to the community.

The charity, called Plutko Family Partners, was launched by pitcher Adam Plutko and his wife Allison.

The couple says the focus of the program could evolve, but right now it aims to help people working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to MLB blog TribeVibe.

Earlier this week, the couple donated dozens of handmade Cleveland Indians-themed masks to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and the couple says they are just getting started. They plan on helping a lot more people impacted by the crisis.

The couple says they hope the initiative will teach their 1-year-old son Tucker the importance of giving back.

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