Coyotes president, GM to donate part of salaries to COVID-19 relief

Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka. (Matt York/AP)

Arizona Coyotes president and CEO Ahron Cohen along with general manager John Chayka said they plan to donate 20 per cent of their salaries “over the coming months” towards COVID-19 relief efforts, the team announced Tuesday.

The money will go towards the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund and other non-profits in Arizona working to combat the new coronavirus.

“Arizona has been our team’s home for nearly 25 years and this community has rallied around the Coyotes in good times and bad,” Cohen said in a statement. “In a moment of such critical need, my wife Dana and I feel compelled to do what we can as a family to help our Arizona family.

“I know we will make it through this challenge as a result of all of us Arizonans rallying together.”

“Now more than ever, we want to do everything we can to support this great State that has given us so much,” Chayka said in the statement. “Both Ahron and I are doing this on behalf of our entire Coyotes organization and following the example set by Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo and his family in supporting Gila River Arena workers during this challenging time.”

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