Anthony Rizzo has a purpose that's bigger than baseball

Jul 06, 2019 251

BY: Chris Cwik

It’s impossible to get through a day in Chicago without thinking about Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Whether you’re a North sider or a South sider, references to Rizzo’s charity are deeply ingrained in the city.

When you order dinner at Buona Beef — a local Italian beef chain — one of your options is a beef sandwich called “The Anthony Rizzo #44.” Proceeds benefit The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation. When you shop at Jewel — a local grocery chain — the cashier asks if you would like to make a donation to Rizzo’s foundation as you check out.

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