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Governor and professional Detroit sports team up for video calling on health care volunteers

Photo: Detroit Pistons Head Coach Dwane Casey

Detroit’s professional sports teams and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined forces to deliver a powerful message to sports fans across the state and throughout the country!

Whitmer and the Detroit Lions, Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers released a call to action video together encouraging nurses and doctors to bring their skills to Michigan as a way to volunteer and help bolster the number of health care professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am grateful for the health care professionals who are on the front lines of this pandemic every single day, but these brave men and women can’t do it alone. That’s why we are asking nurses, doctors, and qualified health care professionals across the country to bring their expertise to our state to combat this virus. If we work together, we can slow the spread and save lives,” Whitmer said.

Messages on the video include:

“If you’re a health care professional anywhere in America, Michigan needs you. Detroit needs you.”-Dwane Casey, head coach of the Detroit Pistons

“We’re calling on doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other health care professionals to volunteer to sign up to help us fight COVID-19 and save lives.”-Matthew Stafford, quarterback for the Detroit Lions

“All you have to do is visit www.Michigan.gov/FightCOVID19, and complete a simple form.”-Ron Gardenhire, manager of the Detroit Tigers

“We’ll share your information with hospitals and reach out soon if there’s a good fit for you”-Matt Patricia-head coach of the Detroit Lions

“Please join our courageous health care professionals already on the front lines here in Detroit to fight this deadly virus.”-Jeff Blashill, head coach for the Detroit Red Wings

The full video can be viewed at https://twitter.com/GovWhitmer.


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