Tim Anderson, White Sox teammates wear orange to support end to gun violence

Vinnie Duber
NBC Sports Chicago

Several members of the White Sox posted pictures Friday of their families donning orange T-shirts in support of bringing an end to gun violence in the United States.

June 5 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and those showing solidarity with the gun violence prevention movement are asked to wear orange, a gesture that started in Chicago, when Hadiya Pendleton's friends wore the color after the 15-year-old was shot and killed in 2013.

Though this year's Wear Orange Weekend has gone digital due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many are participating and showing solidarity online.

Anderson's charity, Tim Anderson's League of Leaders, posted pictures of Anderson, Adam Engel, Jace Fry, Leury Garcia, Carson Fulmer, Evan Marshall, Aaron Bummer, Ross Detwiler, Carlos Rodon, Yasmani GrandalJames McCann and their families all wearing special "White Sox families wear orange" T-shirts in support of the movement.

In January of 2013, Hadiya Pendleton, a high school student from the South Side was shot and killed on a playground in...

Posted by Anderson's League Of Leaders on  Friday, 5 June 2020

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Posted by Anderson's League Of Leaders on  Friday, 5 June 2020

Anderson has addressed the need to bring an end to gun violence through his work in the community on the South Side. His best friend, Branden Moss, was shot and killed in 2017.

 

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