How Ryan Zimmerman is supporting his restaurant's workers during COVID-19


Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is one of the many athletes to join the University of Maryland's head football coach Mike Locksley's "Late Night with Locks," Instagram Live show. In the most recent episode recorded Tuesday night, Zimmerman unveiled some awesome news about how he and his wife Heather are helping those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. 

"I'm a part-owner of one of the restaurants near the stadium and they had to lay off basically all their workers," Zimmerman said.  "So we did a social media raffle for them and ended up raising about $65,000."

"That'll be split up equally. Anything for those people at this time goes a long way."

Zimmerman's restaurant The Salt Line, which is an Oyster bar on Potomac Avenue, is one of the many companies that's had to take drastic measures during this economic downturn. 

"I've been fortunate enough to meet people and create relationships that are going to go way longer than my baseball career will," Zimmerman said. "It's kind of a no brainer for us to start doing stuff in the community."

The Zimmerman household is refusing to stop at the $65k donation, Zimmerman teased and plans to take things a step further by helping out medical professionals as well. 

"My wife and I are in the process of rolling out something for some front line workers," Zimmerman said. "They're working around the clock and literally putting their lives in danger to save other people's lives."

"I can't say enough about front line workers, they're the real heroes in all of this." 


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