NFL Family Donates More than $35 Million for Coronavirus Relief

Posted at 4:24 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 16:24:55-04

The NFL announced that they, along side the NFL Player's Association, clubs, owners, and players, have collectively donated more than $35 million to Coronavirus relief efforts.

There are 10 organizations receiving these donations, which are; the American Red Cross, Bob Woodruff Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, CDC Foundation, GENYouth Foundation, Meals on Wheels America, Salvation Army, Team Rubicon, United Way, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

"We have all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, we need to unify to stay home and stay strong," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "The NFL will continue to find ways to give our support so we can get through this time of uncertainty together."

The NFL family has also come together to start #StayHomeStayStrong to help limit the spread of the virus. Over 50 NFL current and past players and coaches came together to create a public service announcement to share with fans.

Last week, the NFL also launched a series of free digital learning and wellness resources for students, parents, and teachers. This goes along with the #NFLPlay60 initiative, encouraging 60 minutes of exercise a day, but from home.

Since late January, NFL Auction has been hosting a coronavirus auction to benefit the CDC Foundation and World Health Organization, first for China-specific efforts and now U.S.-based ones. Fans can bid on autographed and game-used memorabilia and special experiences.

As part of the NFL Draft, taking place April 23-25, the NFL is working on a broad plan to incorporate philanthropy and fundraising to provide additional help for those significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. More details will be announced in the coming weeks