WEST (WBAP 24/7 News) -- Major League Baseball and its Players Association say they'll make a $100,000 contribution to a relief fund benefiting families affected by last month's West fertilizer plant explosion.
MLB also says it will use upcoming nationally televised games to ask fans to make their own contributions to West.
“Major League Baseball is proud to support the people of West, Texas during their community’s difficult time of need,” said Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.
“Major Leaguers are honored to join the Commissioner’s Office and Clubs in supporting efforts to help the people of West, Texas recover from this tragic event – our thoughts and prayers are with them all,” said Michael Weiner, executive director of the MLBPA,
Just after the deadly April 17th explosion, the Texas Rangers raised $40,000 dollars in cash and gift card donations during a weekend series at The Ballpark.
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