Nick Saban Issues Another PSA, Announces 'Significant Donation' Through Foundation
Alabama coach Nick Saban has been busy over the past couple of days.
In addition to releasing another PSA about the coronavirus pandemic and also announced a "significant contribution" earmarked for the statewide United Way Community Crisis Fund.
The donation was made though the Nick's Kids Foundation, and made public through its Twitter account. The caption read: "Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the difficult challenges our world faces today. Coach Saban and Ms. Terry are committed to helping families during this time of need. Together we can defeat this invisible enemy and win as a team!"
In the PSA, Saban strongly encouraging everyone to practice social distancing and calls for fans to support healthcare workers.
"Alabama is facing a tough opponent and we need your help. World-class healthcare workers, first responders, researchers and health officials across our state are working around the clock to keep patients, staff and community safe during this pandemic.
"Thank you all for putting the community and Alabama first to protect us and our families. Let's show how much we appreciate all those who are fighting for us, to pay careful attention to the guidance we can all follow.
"Stay home. Practice social distancing. Stay six feet apart, even when you're visiting with neighbors. Use caution about how your children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems are interacting with. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and do it often."
He wraps it up by saying for more information to go to www.alabamapublichealth.gov.
In case you missed the first PSA.
Saban also did an interview with ESPN, and said “none of us know what’s going to happen after April 15.”
“Anybody who knows me knows I’m not a sit-around kind of guy,” Saban said. “Drives me crazy to even think about it. But a lot of us in this country are going to have to adjust to doing things differently, and that includes me.”
He added: "It's crazy, unlike anything any of us have ever experienced, and we need to remember that it goes a lot deeper than just football and sports that are impacted. Our world has been turned upside down. You just figure out the best way to manage what you can do. There's nothing else you can do."
Saban and his wife Terry spent spring break at their home in Boca Grande, Fla.
This story was updated.