Best Of 2020

Throughout the past year, scores of current and former local athletes and coaches have taken active roles in the fight against COVID-19 and for social justice. These are just a few of their stories. 

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Chris and Jill Davis

Last fall, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and his wife, Jill, donated $3 million to the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital for a state-of-the-art pediatric catheterization and operating room. The donation was the largest ever by a Baltimore sports figure to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

This year, the couple donated $1 million to Compassion International’s “Fill the Stadium” campaign, which aims to provide at-risk children with the food, hygiene essentials and COVID-19 screenings they need. The goal of the campaign is to help 70,000 children — enough to fill an NFL stadium.

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