The NFL along with the Florida professional football teams have united together so they could contribute money to the victims’ families and to the survivors of the Orlando shooting.
The Florida teams involved are The Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers… these three teams have a combined total of $400,000 that they contributed to the OneOrlando.org fund,
The OneOrlando fund was set-up by the Orlando’s Mayor Buddy Dyer and the funds are set to go directly to the victims’ families and the survivors.
“Our City has just begun to recover from the impact of the Pulse tragedy,” said Mayor Dyer. “The support of partners like the NFL and the NFL’s three Florida-based teams sends a signal to our City that we are not in this alone. The money we are raising will provide a way to help us respond to the needs of our community, now and in the time to come. Words cannot begin to express how grateful we are for the outpouring of support from across the globe.”
The NFL Commission Roger Goodell said, “Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. This was a deeply disturbing and tragic event, one that has had reverberations across the entire country. We are encouraged by the strength by the strength and resilience of the Orlando community and will continue to look for ways to lend our support.”
Each teams owners had something to say:
The Jags Team Owner Shad Khan said, “In the face of this tragedy, the Jaguars stand in solidarity with the citizens of Central Florda. In addition to our team contribution, our fans are also supporting our Central Florida neighbors by donating at www.jaguars.com/jaxfororlando. Along with the NFL and our fellow Florida teams, the entire Jaguars family offers our condolences and continued support for the city of Orlando.”
The Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross said, “It’s hard to find words to describe the emotions we all felt when news of this senseless tragedy broke. We are united with the NFL, the Jaguars, and the Buccaneers in making this commitment to the OneOrlando Fund. We give our heartfelt condolences to those impacted by this horrific act and are hopeful that these donations help in their time of need.”
The Buccaneers, the Glazer Family Foundation Co-President Darcie Glazer Kassewitz said, “The tragic and heartbreaking events that occurred in Orlando last week have had a profound effect on our entire country. We stand united with our neighbors in Orlando and pledge our support as they begin the process of healing as a community. Our deepest condolences go out to those who lost loved ones and we will continue to keep them, as well as all who were impacted, in our hearts and minds.”
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