As the scope of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation becomes clearer, several NFL teams are following the lead of Houston’s J.J. Watt and donating to relief efforts. Watt’s charitable fundraising has passed $10 million, and his example has inspired other teams around the league to take action. Some are donating to Watt’s charity, and others directly to various organizations.
The Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys will be donating the proceeds of their now-canceled Thursday night preseason game to relief efforts. Approximately 40,000 tickets were sold for the game at $25 apiece prior to the game’s cancellation; fans have the option of donating the money to charity. The Texans will match whatever revenues come from ticket sales.
Other teams are also stepping up. We’ll update this list as we get more information, but so far, here’s what we have.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 31, 2017
Arthur Blank will match up to one million dollars in donations for #Houston.
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) August 31, 2017
#Packers donate $100,000 to Houston Flood Relief Fund
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 31, 2017
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) August 31, 2017
The Ravens are donating $1 million to the recovery efforts in Houston.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 31, 2017
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