Orioles’ Chris Davis, wife make $3M donation to University of Maryland Children’s Hospital

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and his wife, Jill Davis, donated $3 million to the University of Maryland's Children's Hospital, The Sun of Baltimore reported.

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The donation was the largest ever given to the hospital by a Baltimore sports figure, hospital officials said Monday. In a news release, hospital officials said the money will be used to build "a hybrid catheterization and operating room" to treat children.

“This is a cause that is close to our hearts," Chris Davis said in a release. "Everyone at the hospital has inspired our family — from the patients and families who show such courage in the face of overwhelming challenges, to the medical professionals and caregivers who dedicate their careers to saving and improving lives.”

The operating room will be known as the Evelyn Kay Davis Congenital Hybrid Catheterization Suite, WBFF reported. It will be named for Evie Davis, the Davises' daughter who was born with a ventricular septal defect in January 2018, the television station reported.

Jill Davis is a pediatric nurse who has volunteered at the hospital's newborn intensive care unit, The Sun reported.

For the third straight year, Chris Davis, 33, was the Orioles' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes a player's humanitarian effort, the newspaper reported.

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