Sean Hannity honored “Hero” healthcare workers in New York by gifting 500 tickets to attend a New York Yankee game.
The Fox News host revealed that he had “purchased 500 Yankee Tkts for The Hero medical workers all over NY” on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Challenge met. I called my friend Randy Levine of the NY .@Yankees and purchased 500 Yankee Tkts for The Hero medical workers all over NY. Randy and Hal Steinbrenner and the Yankees immediately donated 500 more tkts!!
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 26, 2020
“Challenge met,” Hannity tweeted Sunday, sharing about his part in the #CombatCovid19Challenge after being nominated by Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt.
Hannity noted that he had called his friend Randy Levine, the Yankees’ president, to secure the tickets, adding that Levine was joined by Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner and the team to donate an additional 500 tickets.
The Fox News host then passed the torch and challenged “my friends” Lara Trump and Eric Trump to participate in the Combat Covid-19 Challenge, which was launched by Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York earlier this month.
The campaign is aimed at getting the members of the public to help communities amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Do something that will make a difference in your community to make it through this crisis. Do it in a way that’s safe. Use PPE. Don’t risk anybody’s safety,” Cruz said in a video introducing the endeavor after delivering breakfast and coffee to the Houston, Texas, Police Officer’s Union.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) April 13, 2020
“Help somebody else. And then challenge three more people. We’re going to see if we can get a whole lot of people engaged and making a difference, coming through, fighting this pandemic. And we will beat COVID-19,” he said.
Gillibrand responded with a video of her own.
“I just got a call from Ted Cruz, and he asked me to combat COVID-19 with some public service. And I thought ‘what a great idea!'” the New York Democrat said.
Acts of kindness and compassion are more important than ever, especially for essential workers on the front lines of this crisis. So today I’m excited to launch the #CombatCOVID19Challenge to encourage more people to support their communities at this critical time. Learn more: pic.twitter.com/b69a4217aU
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) April 13, 2020
Earhardt, who had challenged Hannity and Fox News anchor Melissa Francis, delivered groceries to her local community center. She was initially challenged by her “Fox & Friends” co-host Pete Hegseth, who delivered “food & supplies for those in need” in his community.
🍕 for amazing👮♂️ & 🚑 as well.
— Pete Hegseth (@PeteHegseth) April 23, 2020
Other Fox News faces, including “America’s Newsroom” anchor Ed Henry and Fox News correspondent Griff Jenkins also participated.
Feeding heroes at @NYPDnews 17th Precint & @FDNY Engine 8 Ladder 2 Battalion 8 for #CombatCOVID19Challenge thanks to https://t.co/uLosI0QwDu & @CelsiusOfficial @MikeEmanuelFox @tedcruz — nominate friends @PeteHegseth @EvCoRadio @JrzyJoePiscopo pic.twitter.com/OwYWS7VYGQ
— Ed Henry (@edhenry) April 21, 2020
That’s great! Thank you @MikeEmanuelFox for stepping up to the challenge to help our brave first responders and small businesses. Excited for @ShannonBream, @edhenry, and @GriffJenkins to join in the #CombatCOVID19Challenge to help our communities #CombatCOVID19. https://t.co/kI3UEjBjtT
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) April 20, 2020
Thank you @MikeEmanuelFox for issuing the #CombatCOVID19Challenge to me. I joined the #feedthefight team and @PeacockCafe owner Shahab Farivar delivering meals to the #WashingtonHospitalCenter – and I nominate great friends @PeteHegseth @LelandVittert and @RichEdsonDC pic.twitter.com/RZ8nPbLCcT
— Griff Jenkins (@GriffJenkins) April 21, 2020
Fox News hosts Shannon Bream, Dana Perino and many from other networks and outlets have also participated, proving that compassion and service have no political sides.
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