Anthony Rizzo left Cubs' camp to attend to his former High School after shooting

The Cubs' first basement studied at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

In the aftermath of the mass shooting ocured on Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida,who took the lives of 17 people and many more wounded, the sports world has united around this tragedy, sending his prayers and support to those affected by the tragedy.


But for Anthony Rizzo, first basement of the Chicago Cubs, the shooting hit him personally, as the tragedy ocured at his former high school. Just after the news broke, Rizzo sent his support via tweet: 

According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN, the player left the Cubs' Spring Training camp in order to be with his family and the community of Parkland during these difficult times. It is not known how long will Rizo stay in Florida.
The World Series champion is still really involved in his community, as he donated $150,000 to help to fund the school's baseiball field's lights. In recognition for his actions, the field was renamed in Rizzo's honor.
Rizzo was drafted by the Red Sox in 2007 directly from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He was traded to the Padres in 2010, and then he arrived to the Cubs, where he has been named to 3 All-Star games and won the World Series in 2016.