Eddie DeBartolo Jr. donates $2.65 million to Tampa General Hospital

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Hall of Famer Eddie DeBartolo Jr. and his wife, Candy, have donated $2.65 million to Tampa General Hospital to treat patients diagnosed with COVID-19, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The money is part of a $7.65 million donation the former 49ers owner and his family have made to the hospital over a five-month period.

The hospital will use the money to develop a long-term COVID-19 unit. It will fund construction and equipment, including negative pressure isolation rooms and ventilators.

The DeBartolos are Tampa residents and frequent donors to Tampa General. They also donated $150,000 to the hospital’s Team Member Emergency fund to help employees who cannot afford to pay bills while out of work, according to the Times.

Four hospital workers have tested positive for the coronavirus, the newspaper reports.

“It is critical that, in times of need, our community members with the means to do so find ways to give back and support our first responders who are on the front lines of this battle,” DeBartolo said in a news release. “I have been so encouraged by the outpouring of love from our community and wanted to do something to honor these health care heroes.”

14 responses to “Eddie DeBartolo Jr. donates $2.65 million to Tampa General Hospital

  1. Nice.
    So one of the most crapped-on NFL ex-Owners of my lifetime have donated more than most of the other current NFL owners? Do I have that right?

  2. Eddie got caught breaking the law, but he was one of the great NFL owners. His players loved him.

    Great move with the donation.

  3. Jackalope says:
    April 7, 2020 at 7:42 pm
    Meanwhile, Jed York plans to donate his dunce caps to the Santa Clara School District.

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    Not the least bit funny

    The Niners immediately donated $500,000 to help the fight against
    Covid 19 in the South Bay, that was several days ago.

    Jed deserves scrutiny and even ridicule for some of his antics in the past but certainly not this.

  4. DeBartolo donates 2.65M to Tampa General. Mike Brown is counting his money and could care less about the city of Cincinnati. I’m surprised he hasn’t asked them for another tax increase during this crisis so he can bilk the city for even more money.

  5. Hey Eddie don’t forget about Youngstown. Your sister and her husband seem to have. Remember Youngstown made you

  6. DeBartolo gives away more than he spends. He’s one of the most generous people ever associated with sports.

  7. ehsguy72 says:
    April 7, 2020 at 8:12 pm
    Jackalope says:
    April 7, 2020 at 7:42 pm
    Meanwhile, Jed York plans to donate his dunce caps to the Santa Clara School District.

    ———

    Not the least bit funny

    The Niners immediately donated $500,000 to help the fight against
    Covid 19 in the South Bay, that was several days ago.

    Jed deserves scrutiny and even ridicule for some of his antics in the past but certainly not this.

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    They donated $500k you say? Wow….for a franchise ranked 5th in the NFL valued at $3.5B, that’s quite a sacrifice. Better than nothing? Yes. But c’mon man!

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