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Ilitch Group, Dan Gilbert's Cavs to pay sports events workers during coronavirus suspension


March 13, 2020, 12:41 PM

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Update, 2:46 p.m. Friday: The Ilitch organization has created a $1 million fund for employees impacted by the cancellations of games caused by coronavirus, Crain's Detroit Business reports. The fund will cover one month's wages for part-timers.

"This fund will cover our part-time colleagues' wages for the Red Wings four home games that were paused; Detroit Pistons eight home games that were suspended; and for the Detroit Tigers six Spring Training games that were canceled at Publix Field at Joker Merchant Stadium in Lakeland, FL. This also will include our Little Caesars Arena and Fox Theatre colleagues impacted by the postponement of concerts and events," according to a statement.

Original post, earlier Friday: 

Dan Gilbert's Cleveland Cavaliers plan to pay hourly arena workers and events staff through the remainder of the suspended NBA seasson. 

In a statement, the organization said it would "create a compensation plan" for affected workers. The Cavs had five remaining home games in the regular season.

The Cavs' Kevin Love has also said he would donate $100,000 to out-of-work staff at the RocketMortgage Fieldhouse.


Read more:  Crain's Detroit Business


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