Thome do­nates $100,000 to vic­tims of Illi­nois tor­nado

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports - From wire dis­patches and staff re­ports

CHICAGO | For­mer Chicago White Sox star Jim Thome is do­nat­ing $100,000 to help re­build a cen­tral Illi­nois town dev­as­tated by a re­cent tor­nado.

Thome is a na­tive of Peoria and has fam­ily who live in the city of Wash­ing­ton. Much of the town was lev­eled by se­vere storms ear­lier this month.

Thome is now an as­sis­tant to the White Sox gen­eral man­ager. He says he was shocked by what he saw when tour­ing the city’s dev­as­ta­tion. Thome says he and his wife, An­drea, pledged to help how­ever they could.

Four of Thome’s for­mer teams are help­ing with con­tri­bu­tions. Along with the White Sox, they are the In­di­ans, Phillies and Twins.

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