By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
Among those being hit hardest by the Coronavirus sports stoppage are the hourly workers employed by stadiums and arenas across the country.
While many owners have announced plans to compensate those workers while the games are on hold, it's the fans who are taking the lead in Boston.
A GoFundMe page titled Bruins TD Garden Employees launched Saturday morning with the goal of raising $250,000.
The page, authored by Gunnar, Lola, Meghan and Jon Larson, has the following description:
COVID-19 precautions have led to pauses in NHL, NBA and Garden event activity. Hundreds of loyal TD Garden workers will lose considerable and critical income during the suspension of events. Bruins and Celtics fans should step up and help these families fill the void caused by this terrible health crisis. We should come together as a community to demonstrate our strength, mutual loyalty and commitment.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand tweeted a link to the page shortly after it launched. $1,000 donations have been made by accounts with the names Kristina Marchand (Brad's wife), Tuukka Rask, Charlie McAvoy, Joakim Nordström, and David Pastrnak.
As of 2 p.m. on Saturday, the page has raised just over $13,000 from 118 donations. The link has been shared 217 times.
If you want to donate to and/or share the GoFundMe page, you can do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/bruins-td-garden