Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is leading the big leagues in stolen bases this season, and now his thievery is going to pay off in a big way for a local charity.
In a social media post this week, Anderson’s League of Leaders organization announced that the infielder will donate $500 for every base that he steals this season, and he invited fans to participate in the charitable endeavor with him:
“You can help by pledging too! When you become a pledger, you can choose how much you want to donate to this cause. The amount will be donated each time I steal a base,” Anderson said.
Anyone who donates over $50 this season will be entered into a drawing for a game-used and autographed base, Anderson said.
Anderson currently leads the league with 12 stolen bases entering Friday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The League of Leaders group was founded in 2017 in honor of his best friend, who died while trying to help the victim of a brutal beating. Anderson’s friend Branden Moss was shot several times and died from his wounds. The group has donated a total of $12,000 to various non-profit organizations, according to the group’s website.