During the holidays, it’s always nice to see athletes reaching out to help those less fortunate, and new Los Angeles Angels signing Josh Hamilton is using his clout to help make a difference.
In the NBA, the collective bargaining agreement prohibits charitable donations from being part of a contract. Baseball, too, eliminated certain perks being written into contracts, but apparently have not done the same with charity.
According to Ken Rosenthal, a clause in Hamilton’s new deal requires the team to donate $400,000 a year ($2 million over the five-year deal) to Hamilton’s favorite charity. No word on who the lucky recipient is, yet.
Interesting clause in Josh Hamilton’s contract with #Angels: Team will donate $400,000 per year to his charity, total of $2M for five years.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 18, 2012