Football Ops

Football Ops

Protecting the integrity of the greatest game.

NFL Ops: Honoring the Game

It's our responsibility to strengthen the sport.

League Governance

Ensuring a consistent and fair game that is decided on the field, by the players.

Return To Play

2020 NFL-NFLPA CBA: Need to know

Key takeaways from the 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement 

NFL Rules Enforcement

Ensuring that players conduct themselves in a way that honors the sport and respects the game.

NFL Way to Play

Knees Bent. Pads Down. Head Up and Out.

The NFL and HBCUs

The NFL is proud of the HBCU professional football legacy.

Economic & Social Impact

Honoring the league’s commitment to serve the communities where the game is played.

The NFL Ops Team

Meet the people behind NFL Operations.

The Game

The Game

Learn about the people, the jobs and the technology that deliver the best game possible to NFL fans across the U.S. and around the world. 

Game Day: Behind the Scenes

Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.

Game Day Assistants

See the NFL personnel at every game, what they do and you can identify them. 

Technology

In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.

Impact of Television

How television has changed the game.

History of Instant Replay

Upon further review…

Creating the NFL Schedule

It takes hundreds of computers and five NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.

Big Data Bowl

The annual analytics contest explores statistical innovations in football — how the game is played and coached.

Youth Football

Promoting the values of football.

The Players

The Players

Learn how NFL players have changed over time, how they’re developed and drafted and how the league works with them after their playing days are over.  

Evolution of the NFL Player

Creating an NFL player: from “everyman” to “superman.”

Development Pipeline

Supporting the next generation of players and fans.

Getting Into the Game

Preparing players of all ages for success at football’s highest level.

The NFL Draft

Introducing the next wave of NFL superstars. 

NFL Player Engagement

A look at the programs and services NFL Player Engagement provides to assist every player before, during and after his football career.

NFL Legends Community

Strengthening the NFL brotherhood.

NFL Total Wellness

NFL Total Wellness assists players, Legends and their families before, during and after their playing experiences.

The Officials

The Officials

Discover the evolution of professional officiating, the weekly evaluation process and how the NFL identifies and develops the next generation of officials.

In Focus: History of the Official

“One thing hasn’t changed: the pressure. It will always be there.”

Inside NFL GameDay Central

The latest information from the NFL's officiating center.

These Officials Are Really Good

Every week, officials take the field ready to put months of preparation, training and hard work on display, knowing that the whole world — and the Officiating Department — is watching.

Officiating Development

Officiating an NFL game takes years of training and experience. 

The Rules

The Rules

NFL Football Operations protects the integrity of the game by ensuring that the rules and the officiating are consistent and fair to all competitors.

In Focus: Evolution of the NFL Rules

The custodians of football not only have protected its integrity, but have also revised its playing rules to protect the players, and to make the games fairer and more entertaining.

NFL Video Rulebook

The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.

2020 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game.

2020 Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis

NFL Overtime Rules

Signals Intelligence

The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.   

NFL Tiebreaking Procedures

The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.

NFL Rules Digest

A quick reference guide to the NFL rulebook.

Football 101

Football 101

Terms Glossary

Sharpen your NFL football knowledge with this glossary of the game's fundamental terms. 

Formations 101

See where the players line up in pro football's most common offensive and defensive formations.

Quick Guide to NFL TV Graphics

Understand what the graphics on NFL television broadcasts mean and how they can help you get the most out of watching NFL games.

NFL Instant Replay Process

The NFL’s instant replay review process focuses on expediting instant replay reviews and ensuring consistency. Learn how it works.

Stats Central

Stats Central

Go inside the game with the NFL's official game stats. Sort the stats by season or by week.

The Extra Point

Welcome to the Extra Point, where members of the NFL's football data and analytics team will share updates on league-wide trends in football data, interesting visualizations that showcase innovative ways to use the league's data, and provide an inside look at how the NFL uses data-driven insight to improve and monitor player and team performance.

Chart The Data

Chart and compare the NFL Football Operations stats you're looking for with the NFL's data tool. 

Weekly Dashboard

Get a snapshot of the current NFL game stats, updated weekly during the regular season.

The NFL Family Responds to the COVID-19 Crisis

Learn what the NFL, its teams and players are doing to help during these unprecedented times.

The NFL, its teams, and players are coming together to do their part in supporting the country as they try to tackle the issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are just some of the many examples of how they're helping out.

NFLPA MAKES $10,000 CONTRIBUTION TO LANDON COLLINS’ HUMBLE PATH FOUNDATION


Landon Collins continued his fight against food insecurity by providing 1,500 meals, along with gift cards and other resources, for single-parent families in need across Virginia and Washington D.C. Read the full article here.

Despite COVID-19, Eagles find a way to connect with patients at CHOP


Jordan Mailata, Joe Ostman, Alex Singleton, Nate Sudfeld, and Greg Ward were guests on the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's The Talent Series. Read the full article here.

Packers Give Back distributes final COVID-19 grants to Brown County organizations


COVID-19 Community Relief Fund has supported 58 different Brown County nonprofits with a total of 79 grants to serve those in need during the pandemic. Read the full article here.

Thielen Foundation Donates $75K, Launches #ChangeThruSport Campaign


The donations – which kicked off in June – include providing financial resources to keep sports programming in place, as well as much-needed athletic equipment and upgrades for at-risk youth during these difficult times. Read the full article here.

Honeywell announces partnership with Panthers


Honeywell and the Panthers are collaborating to create a safer stadium experience by offering individual personal protective equipment (PPE) packs for Panthers fans and staff, as well as deploying air quality monitoring solutions, via a custom Healthy Buildings dashboard, to give real-time information related to the health of the stadium. Read the full article here.

Jaguars assist in food distribution event


The Jaguars Foundation combined forces with the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Feeding Northeast Florida for a food distribution event for 200 local families. Read the full article here.

Broncos assemble dignity kits for the homeless


Noah Fant, Shelby Harris and several other Broncos are still finding ways to help the community even during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday afternoon, they spent time filling bags with toiletry essentials to help the homeless. Read the full article here.

Bengals Donate $70,000 To Help Provide Mentorship and Resources to Student-Athletes


The Bengals donated $70,000 to Activities Beyond the Classroom to fund the Academic & Athletic Accountability Pathway (AAA Pathway) program for the 2020-2021 school year. Read the full article here.

Feed Zeke!


This season, Ezekiel Elliott will donate $2100 to the North Texas Food Bank for every touchdown he scores. In addition, Globe Life, the official life insurance partner of the Dallas Cowboys, will be match his donation to provide even more. Read the full article here.

This NFL Star Walked Away to Join the Frontline Against COVID


Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is a Super Bowl–winning offensive lineman and the NFL’s only medical doctor. But when COVID-19 upended the world’s perceptions of danger, risk, and reward, Duvernay-Tardif faced his toughest play yet. Read the full article here.

Ravens Make Donation to Baltimore Health Corps in COVID Fight


The Ravens donated $250,000 to the Baltimore Health Corps, which is recruiting, training, and employing more than 300 residents who are currently jobless during the pandemic to serve as contract tracers and care coordinators for Baltimore City residents. Read the full article here.

Seahawks Continue Support of All In WA Campaign


The WA Food Fund, Na'ah Illahee Fund, and Potlatch Fund are featured cause funds of the All In WA campaign. These funds support workers and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

SEIZE THE DEY and Save a Life: Bengals Week at Hoxworth Blood Center


Blood donors who give at a Hoxworth Neighborhood Donor Center from Sunday, Sept. 27 through Saturday, Oct. 3 will receive an exclusive SEIZE THE DEY t-shirt. Read the full article here.

Panthers, Blue Cross NC launch Panthers Neighborhood Kitchen program


The Carolina Panthers and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) are teaming up to "sack hunger" by delivering meals to underserved areas of Charlotte through the Panthers Neighborhood Kitchen program. The program will consist of six different meal distributions in some of Charlotte's highest-need neighborhoods. Each event will distribute 300 individual prepared meals. Read the full article here.

Mahomes foundation gives $15K in hazardous duty pay for Kansas City child care workers


The foundation donated $15,000, matched by another $15,000 from Turn the Page KC, to kick off a fund to provide hazardous-duty pay for early childhood educators working through the pandemic. Read the full article here.

Seahawks Continue Support of All In WA Campaign


The WA Food Fund, Na'ah Illahee Fund, and Potlatch Fund are featured cause funds of the All In WA campaign. These funds support workers and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

Singing Titan honors front-line heroes in a song he wrote after talking to a nurse, firefighter


Cody Hollister wrote a song called "Frontlines" to honor those on the frontlines of the pandemic. Read the full article here.

Bills announce 'Huddle for Hunger' food drive to benefit FeedMore WNY


Fans can visit the stadium from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 and from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 to donate food items that will benefit FeedMore WNY's childhood feeding programs. The Bills have set a goal to collect 20 tons of food (40,000 pounds) at this year's event. Read the full article here.

A virtual visit brings real smiles


For years, Steelers rookies have made it an annual tradition to spend an afternoon at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, interacting with the kids, playing games and doing art projects. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the players were unable to make an in-person visit to the hospital, instead spending time with the patients virtually. Read the full article here.

Packers, RB Aaron Jones team up with Sargento Foods for 'Touchdowns for Hunger' to tackle hunger in Wisconsin


Sargento Foods Inc., in partnership with the Green Bay Packers, will increase its donation for every touchdown scored this season in its Touchdowns for Hunger™ program. Sargento will donate a total of $2,000 for every touchdown the Packers score during the regular season to hunger relief in Wisconsin. Additionally, Packers running back Aaron Jones will partner with Sargento for the second consecutive year to raise awareness about the increased need to help families facing hunger. Read the full article here.

FSIoffice, Carolina Panthers will honor Teacher Heroes in 2020


As school begins again this fall, FSIoffice and the Carolina Panthers are teaming up again to honor the "Teacher Heroes of COVID-19." The program aims to recognize teachers who have made extraordinary efforts to educate, inspire and encourage their students. Read the full article here.

Ravens' Bradley Bozeman and wife Nikki have found a way to help needy families amid the pandemic


Packers safety Darnell Savage also partnered in the event. Between the Bozemans, Savage, Katz Advisory and Nourish Now, in a matter of hours, 350 families were provided with family-relief boxes, each containing a five-day supply of food for a family of four (three meals a day), for a total of 21,000 meals. They also provided 850 fresh, prepared meals and 300 half gallons of milk. Read the full article here.

Cliff Avril Partners With Safeway To Give Back To Seattle Families In Need


Avril and Safeway, along with the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, are making a difference for food insecure families in Seattle. Read the full article here.

Steelers DB Jordan Dangerfield talked to kids of first responders


When given the opportunity to talk to kids of frontline workers working to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at UPMC, Dangerfield jumped at the opportunity. The kids' parents have been working in the COVID Command Center, to manning the inbound and outbound COVID exposures seven days a week, to so much more. Read the full article here.

Panthers, Atrium Health launch Frontline Heroes Campaign


Throughout the season, fans can nominate a deserving Frontline Hero that has made a significant impact in serving others. Atrium Health and the Panthers will then recognize Frontline Heroes during each Panthers home game, as well as on the team's social media channels and website. Read the full article here.

Rams Tight End Tyler Higbee makes donation to support Angelenos in need


Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee has donated $5,000 to both Think Watts and Communities in Schools Los Angeles (CISLA) to help support residents in the Watts community who are experiencing food insecurity and students who are lacking the technological resources to successfully engage in school and course assignments. Read the full article here.

Packers Give Back awards 12 more grants to Brown County organizations


The 12 new grants to 11 Brown County groups are in addition to the 59 grants that were distributed with earlier rounds of funds the last several months, as well as the three grants that were distributed to the three local health systems to acquire personal protective equipment. Read the full article here.

New York Blood Center, Jets, Giants and MetLife Stadium Team Up to Host Blood Drive


The Jets, Giants and MetLife Stadium are partnering with the New York Blood Center to host a blood drive on Thursday, August 20. The drive will take place in the Toyota Club at MetLife Stadium from 9:30am to 3:30pm. New York Blood Center hopes to collect nearly 200 units of blood from participating donors, enough to treat 600 patients in need. Read the full article here.

Steelers partner with Shell Polymers to feed more than 1,000 families


Steelers partnered with Convoy of Hope for the third food distribution, this one in conjunction with Shell Polymers, who secured a truckload of food and supplies for over 1,000 families in Beaver County. Read the full article here.

Miami Dolphins Help Those In Need, Businesses Alike With Food Distributions


The Miami Dolphins Foundation Food Relief Program hosted a distribution with Miami-Dade County Public Schools school board member Dr. Steven Gallon III, the North Miami Police Department, and NoMi Bar and Grill. Read the full article here.

LAUSD Teams Up with Bolts for "Summer with the Chargers" Virtual Programming


Los Angeles Unified School District teamed up with the Los Angeles Chargers to create a four-week Summer with the Chargers program open to any and all K-12 students. Read the full article here.

Hall of Famer Joe Montana: #wearamask


Take care of yourselves and those around you. We need to play our part, let’s all get on the same team! #wearamask. See the Instagram post here.

Texans owner Janice McNair pledges $1 million toward rent relief program


Mayor Sylvester Turner made the announcement Wednesday during a City Council meeting that Texans owner and co-founder Janice McNair has pledged $1 million toward the city of Houston's $20 million rent relief program. Read the full article here.

Former NFL player Dhani Jones helping give out $500


Jones partnered with nonprofit organizations Stand Together and Family Independence Initiative to raise money for families who have experienced financial hardships through the (hashtag) GiveTogetherNow campaign. So far, they have raised more than $100 million to provide more than 200,000 people with one-time payments of $500. Read the full article here.

Former NFL defensive back helps high school athletes during COVID-19 pandemic


Colts Legend Melvin Bullitt held a two-day volleyball camp for the first time at his facility, Jerry Bullitt Training Center, which is named after his father Jerry, in Rowlett. Read the full article here.

WFCF Partners With BreadCoin And Mobile Hope To Serve Hundreds Of Families


The Washington Football Charitable Foundation partnered with BreadCoin and Mobile Hope to package and distribute food packages to over 300 families in need in the DMV area. Read the full article here.

Dolphins’ $3M will have lasting impact on our community


Steve Ross, Tom Garfinkel and the Miami Dolphins organization committed a minimum of $3 million dollars for meals over the course of an entire year, all while utilizing local labor and local vendors. As a result of this initiative, countless mom-and-pop restaurants that have been suffering as a result of the pandemic – such as Lorna’s Caribbean & American Grille, Arline’s Restaurant & Seafood, Brothers BBQ Pit, iKrave, Shuckin & Jivin, House of Mac, and Chef Creole – have been called upon to produce more than 50,000 meals to date, generating much-needed employee hours and critical operating dollars during these challenging times. Read the full article here.

Dolphins players donate convalescent plasma


After recovering from COVID-19, multiple players donated convalescent plasma with @my1blood to help patients who are still fighting the virus. See the tweet here. 

Bucs’ Cameron Brate recovered from the coronavirus, promotes plasma donations


“Thankful to have fully recovered from COVID-19,” Brate wrote on Instagram. “Donating plasma is the next step and something many can do!”  Read the full article here.

Travis Frederick Still Tackling Childhood Hunger


Frederick started the Moving the Chains to Block Hunger fundraiser that set a goal to raise $22,500 from May 18 through July 29. The 72 days is an ode to his No. 72 Cowboys jersey. While there are still a couple of days remaining, they have already surpassed this goal and will be able to feed even more families thanks to the community's generosity. This money will provide over 10,000 meals to children in need in the DFW area. Read the full article here.

Drew Brees, wife Brittany, to donate $5M to build health care centers in Louisiana


New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany announced on Monday that the two will be donating $5 million to build multiple health care centers throughout Louisiana in a partnership with Ochsner Health. Read the full article here.

Roethlisbergers and McDonalds team with Convoy of Hope host food giveaway


The Roethlisbergers, McDonalds and Convoy of Hope worked with Jubilee Ministries International, Nourishing Others Well-Being Project and the Christian Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania to host a drive-thru food giveaway for up to 1,500 families. Read the full article here.

Justin Reid partners with H-E-B to donate tablets to Houston med students


Justin Reid and H-E-B President Scott McClelland pledged to donate tablets to ten Houston-area medical students. With the partnership, Reid and McClelland pledged ten tablets, to be awarded to ten medical students in cooperation with several Texas Medical Center hospitals. Read the full article here.

Browns support #IWantASeason campaign, encourage fans to help slow spread of COVID-19


Earlier this month, Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced additional, short-term guidelines to help sports teams continue their efforts to return to play amid the global, COVID-19 pandemic. That included an awareness campaign to engage athletes and younger Ohioans in efforts to slow the spread of the virus. Athletes of all ages, their families, and their fans are encouraged to tweet they "want a season" (#IWantASeason) as one of the reasons they are trying to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Read the full article here.

Miami Dolphins, School Board Member Donate 1,000 Meals to People in Need During Pandemic


Nearly 1,000 people got a hot meal Saturday thanks to the Miami Dolphins and one member of the Miami-Dade County School Board. Volunteers from the team along with MDCPS District 2 member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall handed out the meals at the Charles R. Drew K-8 Center in Northwest Miami-Dade with the food being prepared by Jackson Soul Food Restaurant. Read the full article here.

Ex-Cowboys WRs Pearson, Ismail help Salvation Army clients beat the heat


The former Dallas receivers, along with Dallas police officers, gave away personal protective equipment and hand sanitizer to Salvation Army clients. Read the full article here.

Dignity Health Partners with the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers and KNBR to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19


The Giants and 49ers will each produce masks co-branded with Dignity Health's logo that will be distributed to fans, workers on the front lines of the pandemic and community organizations. The 49ers' co-branded masks will be distributed in August to coincide with the start of the National Football League season. Read the full article here.

Cooper Kupp provides 84,000 meals for food banks serving residents in Los Angeles, Ventura County and hometown region


Kupp donated $21,000 to purchase approximately 84,000 meals for the Second Harvest Food Bank, which continues to distribute meals to struggling families in the Yakima and Richland areas, the LA Regional Food Bank serving Los Angeles residents, and Food Share Ventura County serving neighbors battling food insecurity. Read the full article here.

Yannick Ngakoue donates Chromebooks to help educate youth in his hometown


Ngakoue donated Chromebook computers through the Volunteers of America organization. Read the full article here.

Saints' Cam Jordan makes $25,000 donation to buy computers for disadvantaged youth


Jordan announced a partnership with UnitedHealthcare to provide 70 laptop computers and other essential electronics for New Orleans youth. Jordan personally contributed $25,000 toward the cause, which UnitedHealthcare matched. The computers will be distributed to New Orleans students who are participating in the Pathways Youth Internship Program, a program administered by the New Orleans Office of Youth and Families. Read the full article here.

JCSU gifted $250K from Carolina Panthers owner


School officials announced the couple’s $250,000 donation will establish the David and Nicole Tepper Scholarship at Charlotte’s historically Black university. With the virus disproportionately affecting communities of color, the scholarship will benefit up to 70 returning students experiencing financial hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article here.

It's extremely important for me': Risner serves food at Denver Rescue Mission's temporary shelter


Broncos guard Dalton Risner spent time at the National Western Complex to plate lunch for homeless men served by the Denver Rescue Mission. The temporary shelter opened in partnership with the city of Denver to help combat increased need due to COVID-19. Read the full article here.

Pandemic inspired Texans' Justin Reid to give tablets to medical students


Reid formed a partnership with H-E-B and Microsoft to provide 20 Microsoft Surface tablets to area medical students in cooperation with Texas Medical Center hospitals. Students submitted videos describing their goals in medicine and how they would utilize the technology. Read the full article here.

Panthers owner David Tepper, wife give $567K for scholarship program at University of South Carolina


The Nicole and David Tepper Scholars Program will provide four-year scholarships to a cohort of four incoming freshmen each year. Tepper Scholars will receive $10,000 per year toward their education and will gain access to additional enrichment opportunities. Read the full article here.

Zeke Takes "Feed Me" To Next Level


After recently collaborating with a clothing brand, Elliott was able to help feed 400,000 North Texas families in need. See the Instagram post here.

Joe Burrow creates foundation to fight poverty, hunger


The Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund is designed to make a difference in food insecurity across southeast Ohio for generations to come. The Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund was made possible with $350,000 from the many thousands of gifts inspired by Joe Burrow’s 2019 Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. Each gift invested in the Fund was matched dollar-for-dollar by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, bringing the initial investment in the Fund to $700,000. Read the full article here.

Ugo Amadi Delivers Meals To Tennessee's Healthcare Workers


Ugo spent a day passing out lunches to the employees at his sister's medical center, located near his hometown of Nashville. Read the full article here.

Month-Long Blood Drive Begins At CenturyLink Field


The Seahawks have partnered with Bloodworks Northwest to turn CenturyLink Field into a donation center throughout the entire month of July. Read the full article here.

49ers Front Office Supplies Groceries for Over 900 Families with Second Harvest Food Bank


As part of the 49ers 2020 Community Days, a series of opportunities for the organization's front office to give back, 37 staff members volunteered their time with Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley at one of their largest distribution sites, Cathedral of Faith Church in San Jose. Read the full article here.

Mike McGlinchey Delivers Care Packages


The 49ers and Visa teamed up to surprise five families who have been directly impacted by COVID-19 with financial support of $1,000 Visa gift cards. See the Facebook post here.

Cam Jordan's surprise phone call: One Call a Day


Watch Saints Player Cam Jordan surprise Super Fan Shannon who is living in isolation in her Assisted Living Facility. Watch the video here.

Broncos virtual 7K run/walk to be held Labor Day weekend


The Denver Broncos, along with partners Children's Hospital Colorado, King Soopers, UCHealth, 24 Hour Fitness, Cigna, KDVR, U.S. Bank and OtterBox, will host the eighth annual Broncos 7K virtually on Saturday-Monday, Sept. 5-7. All paid registrants will receive the official Virtual Broncos 7K t-shirt, race bib and finisher's medal. Entry fees will support the team's COVID-19 relief efforts as well as the National Sports Center for the Disabled. Read the full article here.

Will Allen distributed masks and food through his foundation


The Will Allen Foundation provided 6,250 masks and food to vulnerable populations in Dayton, Columbus, and Pittsburgh. Watch the video here.

Jarvis Landry launches foundation to help children, families in Cleveland, New Orleans and Miami


Landry launched the Jarvis Landry Building Winners Foundation, a non-profit "dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children and families facing socio-economic disparities and/or chronic health conditions." Read the full article here.

Anthony Barr & Raise the Barr Foundation to Host Virtual Wine-Tasting Fundraiser


Proceeds from the event will support scholarships, emergency grants and more for single-parent undergraduate students. Raise the Barr hopes the fundraiser will match the $50,000 it committed to emergency grants in Minnesota and California for the upcoming year. The grants were provided to scholarship recipients in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

Delivering hope to those who need it


Ben Roethlisberger and his wife, Ashley, and Vance McDonald and his wife, Kendi, worked with the Steelers organization to spearhead a distribution through Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization whose main passion is to feed the world through 'children's feeding initiatives, community outreach and disaster response.' The organization worked directly with the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, who are distributing the items to agencies they work with throughout the region. Read the full article here.

Browns LB Tae Davis inspired by grandmother to make a difference with 500-meal donation


He donated 500 meals in April to Meals on Wheels America, a non-profit program created to help seniors meet nutritional and social needs, and assist elderly people who might not be as lucky to have the assistance of family and friends. Read the full article here.

Detroit Lions cheerleader works as nurse during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic


As a Lions cheerleader, MacKenzie said she sees herself as an ambassador to the Detroit community. But as a nurse at the Birthing Center at Ascension St. John Hospital, she sees herself as a support to new mothers, especially now. Read the full article here.

Vikings & Hy-Vee Staff Load Trucks Headed for Local Food Banks


Staff members volunteered their time and efforts at a local Hy-Vee distribution center by helping load pallets of food, water and other essential items onto semi-trucks that were headed for 10 different food banks around the metro. Read the full article here.

Los Angeles Rams and Fuel Up To Play 60 Award Inglewood Unified School District $10,000 Hometown Grant


The Los Angeles Rams have partnered with Fuel Up to PLAY 60 and America's Dairy Farmers to provide Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) with a $10,000 'Hometown Grant' to be used in support of the District's COVID-19 relief efforts. Read the full article here.

Green Bay Packers Foundation awards $500,000 in impact grants to organizations providing COVID-19 relief


The Green Bay Packers Foundation has awarded a total of $500,000 in impact grants to Brown County and Milwaukee County nonprofit organizations providing basic needs to those impacted by COVID-19. A total of 20 organizations, 14 in Brown County and six in Milwaukee County, will each receive an impact grant of $25,000. Read the full article here.

Andre Smith, Player Impact Committee partner with Lenovo to donate 600 Chromebooks


Through a partnership with North Carolina-based Lenovo, Columbus County and Richmond County's school systems will each receive 300 Chromebooks to provide better access for remote learning opportunities. Read the full article here.

Food4Vets Program distributed meals at Gillette Headquarters in Boston


Since the program's inception, more than 3 million meals have been assembled and distributed to veterans in need. The food packages have been available for pick up at six different locations across Massachusetts, including Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Meals are also being delivered to veterans, military families and veteran service organizations, helping to meet the needs in other New England states. Read the full article here.

Dolphins, Truist Partnered To Provide 2,866 Meals For South Florida Community Through Local Food Trucks


The Miami Dolphins and Truist partnered to provide 2,866 meals over a six-week period to the South Florida community as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

For 49ers Star Arik Armstead, Making an Impact Starts With Educational Equality


Armstead donated $50,000 of his own money, and after mentioning the cause during an online worship with his hometown Bayside Church, raised more than $200,000 in total. Those funds were directed to Mercy Housing, an organization that partners with Leataata Floyd Elementary School to run a school-based Student and Family Center. This would cover Chromebooks, at-home internet for a year, educational kits and healthy snacks for 350 kids of all grades. Read the full article here.

Udoh Delivers for Health Care Workers


Second-year pro Olisaemeka Udoh donated and delivered 500 meals to workers at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Read the full article here.

Kendrick Bourne Donates to Food Drive


Kendrick Bourne is donating 5,000 boxes of produce on Saturday, June 20 at Emma Prusch Park. Through his foundation, the Bourne Blessed Foundation, the wide receiver raises money in order to promote and support charitable, community activities, events and other endeavors to address the less fortunate and disadvantaged, and educate the community at large in regard to health care issues that disproportionately affect minorities. See the Tweet here.

Justin Jefferson donates masks


The Vikings rookie receiver teamed with Genies and Bella + Canvas to donate 10,000 masks to Children's Minnesota. See the Tweet here.

Panthers "Fantasy Camp" experience now part of ALL IN Challenge


The Panthers Fantasy Camp experience will be fulfilled in the spring of 2021. The winning bid will get to see what it's like to be a pro for a day. Read the full article here.

Dolphins Team with Miami-Dade Public Schools to Provide Meals


The Miami Dolphins are partnering with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to provide 500 meals to children and families each week for a year through the Family Meals-on-the-Go initiative. In support of this initiative, the Miami Dolphins have committed to donating 500 chilled, to-go meals every week for an entire year. These meals will be provided at Miami Gardens area schools in addition to the grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches provided by M-DCPS. Read the full article here.

Dalton Risner commits more than $16,000 to local organizations to benefit COVID-19 relief after radiothon


Dalton Risner took part in a radiothon fundraiser on KOA on May 7 and raised more than $16,000 for three organizations: Food Bank of the Rockies, Volunteers of America's Meals on Wheels program and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. On Monday, June 1, he presented each organization with more than $5,000 each from his RisnerUp Foundation. Read the full article here.

Browns Backer chapters step up during the COVID-19 crisis


Funds raised from nine different chapters that stretch from Ohio to Florida, Pennsylvania to Illinois to North Carolina totaling over $13,000 were distributed back to their respective viewing location staff. Some chapters hosted a virtual NFL Draft Party to raise the funds while others opted for a GoFundMe account. Read the full article here.

Packers Give Back supporting seven more Milwaukee County organizations with COVID-19 Community Relief Funds


The Green Bay Packers have distributed seven more grants through the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to Milwaukee County nonprofit organizations, reaching the $500,000 established through the Fund for Milwaukee County. Read the full article here.

Packers Give Back awards 19 more grants to Brown County organizations


The 19 new grants to Brown County groups are in addition to the 40 grants that were distributed with earlier rounds of funds the last several months, as well as the three grants that were distributed to the three local health systems to acquire personal protective equipment. Read the full article here.

The Mike Zimmer Foundation Recognizes 3 Minnesota Scholarship Recipients


Three Minnesota high school seniors received surprise phone calls from Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer. Isabelle Olson, Gavin Peterson and Alison Rutz were selected as the 2020 Mike Zimmer Foundation MVP scholarship recipients. Each will receive a $10,000 (one-time, non-renewable) scholarship toward postsecondary education. Read the full article here.

Luke Willson And Blitz Visit With Military School Children In Japan


Luke Willson met with high school seniors of Kubasaki High School on Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, and Kadena High School on Kadena Air Base. Meanwhile, Blitz hosted a Q&A with students from Kinser Elementary on Camp Kinser, also in Okinawa, Japan. Read the full article here.

K.J. Wright To Donate Meals to Local Children


Knowing the importance of supporting both local businesses and children in need, Wright will be helping over 150 children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County enjoy delicious meals from Nana's Southern Kitchen, Charles Davis Texas BBQ, and Top Pot Doughnuts. Read the full article here.

GEICO Military Teams Up With Redskins Salute and USO-Metro to Host Virtual Cooking Course with Executive Military Chefs


The Washington Redskins hosted a highly-anticipated Virtual Cooking Course this evening for over 100 service members and military families. Read the full article here.

Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation To Launch “Check Inn”: A Virtual Youth Program Designed for Middle School Students


The free virtual youth program, funded by Ford Motor Company Fund, is designed to connect middle school students to exciting and engaging activities centered around Tech & Innovation, Art, Video and film, Math, Spanish, Entrepreneurship and more. Register here.

Derrick Brown gives $1,000 gift cards to foster care families


Panthers first-round pick Derrick Brown lent his support to his hometown of Buford, Ga. by teaming up with Sam's Club to give five foster-care families a $1,000 gift card and a free membership to the store. Brown made the contributions in person, hoping to use his platform and resources to aid those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

Texans safety Michael Thomas Gives Graduation Speech


New Texan Michael Thomas congratulated Aldine ISD Class of 2020 seniors during their graduation. Read the full article here.

Brian Flores and Dolphins officials load meals into cars at Hard Rock Stadium


General Manager Chris Grier, coach Brian Flores and team CEO Tom Garfinkel loaded groceries in the trunks of vehicles. The Dolphins have pledged to distribute at least 1,000 meals Monday through Friday and Sundays, for the next year. Read the full article here.

Tom Brady delivers commencement address to Connecticut school


The former Patriot and current Buccaneers quarterback delivered a commencement speech Saturday to The Forman School, a private boarding school in Litchfield, Ct. exclusively for students with learning disabilities such as ADHD, ADD, and dyslexia. Read the full article here.

Retired Cowboys center Travis Frederick tackles ending child hunger


Throughout the stay-at-home orders, students have still been able to utilize the foundation's Travis' Pantries and Nourish2Flourish programs to pick up food. Also, Frederick started the Moving the Chains to Block Hunger fundraiser that began on May 18 and runs through July 29, adding up to 72 days and matching his No. 72 Cowboys jersey. He hopes it will raise $22,500. Read the full article here.

On June 11, Carolina Panthers TE Seth DeValve will hold a free virtual seminar to aid student-athletes in the college recruiting process


The seminar is geared towards educating and preparing the next generation for student-athletes on how to position themselves to get recruited academically and athletically. Learn about college eligibility, scholarships, social etiquette, recruiting myths, academic impacts, college recruiting timeline, how to communicate with coaches, and much more. Click here for more information.

Browns host ONE TEAM blood drive at FirstEnergy Stadium, in partnership with Red Cross and Anheuser-Busch


The American Red Cross partnered with the Cleveland Browns and Anheuser-Busch to host a ONE TEAM blood drive in FirstEnergy Stadium's KeyBank Club. Read the full article here.

The Edmunds Brothers hand out nearly 1,000 lunches in Danville


The Edmunds Brothers returned to Danville to hand out nearly 1,000 lunches to the community through their brand E-Boyz. Terrell, Trey and Tremaine all played football at Dan River High School and then Virginia Tech. They’re all now in the NFL. Read the full article here.

Ravens, Red Cross Team Up for M&T Bank Stadium Blood Drive


The Baltimore Ravens and the American Red Cross, with support from Anheuser Busch, encourage eligible donors to roll up a sleeve and help save lives at the Baltimore Ravens-One Team Blood Drive, Tuesday, June 2 at M&T Bank Stadium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read the full article here.

Southern California sports team rally for remote learning


The Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Angels, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, and United Way of Orange County are announcing their support of the first-of-its-kind EduCup Challenge for students who are homebound during the COVID-19 pandemic. Developed by social impact education innovator EVERFI, the Challenge brings together six major sports leagues and NFL partner, United Way Worldwide. Read the full article here.

Cooper Kupp donates Nike gear to at-promise Inglewood Youth


Los Angeles Rams Wide Receiver Cooper Kupp is donating $15,000 worth of Nike product to support at-promise Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) students and their families. Kupp's donation, which was announced via video message, will meet the clothing needs of 23 student families identified by IUSD and provide each with shirts, pants, shorts, shoes and sweatshirts. Read the full article here.

NFL Draft-A-Thon raises nearly $7 million for national non-profits


The Rams selected United Way of Greater Los Angeles (UWGLA) Pandemic Relief Fund and local Feeding America food banks to be the recipients of a local fund allocation, which represents 50 percent of the proceeds and is currently estimated at about $68,000 per club. The other half of the raised funds will support relief work in cities where the needs are the greatest. Read the full article here.

Register for the Lynn Family Foundation Madden Tournament for the opportunity to win some great prizes


The tournament will raise money for COVID-19 relief and will give the opportunity to play against NFL players and celebrities, including but not limited to, Justin Herbert (LA Chargers), Lonnie Johnson (Houston Texans), Fancy (Pro Madden Player) and JOKE (Pro Madden Player). Learn more here.

Torrey Smith Surprises Ravens Scholars With $20,000 Scholarships


Hear the stories of the Ravens Scholars, who received the news that they won scholarships from former Raven Torrey Smith. Watch the YouTube video here.

Cris Carter remembers going hungry, so he's leading NFL Hall of Famers in feeding those affected by coronavirus


Carter, 54, is one of several “Gold Jackets” supporting Project Isaiah, a charitable organization established during the coronavirus pandemic to provide free, boxed meals to people in need and keep food-service workers employed. The brainchild of investment banker Michael Klein, the project since its launch in April has provided more than 1.7 million meals in 11 cities with underserved communities that have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Read the full article here.

49ers Celebrate Class of 2020 with Virtual Graduation


The San Francisco 49ers will partner with Chegg to hold a virtual graduation to celebrate the Class of 2020. The 49ers @Home Graduation presented by Chegg will be live-streamed on 49ers.com, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter on Saturday, May 30 at 5:00 p.m, PST. Read the full article here.

Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins surprises graduates with scholarships


New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins surprised a group of high school graduates with $1,000 scholarships Friday, May 22. Read the full article here.

Dolphins commit $2 million to fund at least 1,000 meals a day for up to a year


Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and the Dolphins organization have committed to a donation of $2 million to the Miami Dolphins Foundation Food Relief Program. That will provide at least 1,000 meals a day for up to a year and they hope to double that amount through a fundraising effort. Read the full article here.

Eagles host second community blood drive for American Red Cross


The Philadelphia Eagles and the American Red Cross, with the support of Budweiser, hosted its second community blood drive at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday, May 21. The blood drive collected 90 pints of blood, which has the potential to help up to 270 patients. Read the full article here.

Jets and Giants team up with New York Blood Center to host blood drive at MetLife Stadium


The New York Giants, New York Jets and MetLife Stadium are partnering with the New York Blood Center to host a blood drive on Thursday, May 28. New York Blood Center hopes to collect 300 units of blood from participating donors, enough to treat 1,000 patients in need. Read the full article here.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston and his Dream Forever Foundation donate over $380,000 to charities in need


Over the past five months, Winston and his Dream Forever Foundation have donated over $380,000 to various community organizations and causes. The foundation has established four COVID-19 relief efforts. Each initiative provides resources and support for economically vulnerable populations affected by the pandemic. Read the full article here.

Bears continue COVID-19 relief donations


As part of the $1,920,000 commitment to local COVID-19 relief efforts by the Chicago Bears and Bears Care, the organizations are providing $160,000 in total donations and matching grants to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, GENYOUth, I Grow Chicago, Meals on Wheels Chicago and The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division. Read the full article here.

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania continues COVID-19 relief efforts


The reimagined Summer Food Program is being made possible by the Steelers organization, including the Rooney family, Lebda family and ownership, coaches and players from the Steelers who made generous donations to United Way during the NFL's Draft-A-Thon in April. Starting this month, the program will establish 33 distribution sites with the goal of providing more than 44,000 meals over the coming months. Read the full article here.

Athletic equipment donation helps First Coast kids Play60 from home


The Jaguars Foundation, in partnership with Academy Sports and Outdoors, has donated more than 650 pieces of athletic equipment to nonprofit organizations around the First Coast to distribute to households to encourage kids to stay active at home. Read the full article here.

Attend Browns Game With Legend Bernie Kosar Plus Dinner by Food Network's Michael Symon


Kosar is offering a lucky winner and three guests the opportunity to watch a game alongside him and celebrity chef Michael Symon in a private suite at FirstEnergy Stadium for a regular season game. After the game, Simon will cook a customized meal for the group, and the winner will go home with a signed Kosar jersey and additional merchandise. Read the full article here.

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski participating in All-In Challenge


Stefanski, the first-year Browns head coach, is offering the opportunity for winners to help him and offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt script the first 15 plays of one of the Browns' preseason games. The winner will also be invited to the team dinner and team meeting the night before the game. On game day, the winners will receive pre-game sideline passes, run through tunnel with the team before the game starts and be a part of the coin toss. They'll also receive autographed memorabilia and team-issued Nike gear. Read the full article here.

Browns staff donate clothes to provide COVID-19 relief


Through participating in a "spring cleaning" clothing drive, Browns staff members were able to donate their clothes to local Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry's shelters, who serve men, women, and children. The Browns remained COVID-19 compliant throughout this process by having staff complete clothing drop-offs during specific delivery times at their facility. Read the full article here.

Jerry Hughes and Levi Wallace Congratulate Buffalo Prep


Bills Defensive End Jerry Hughes and Cornerback Levi Wallace join the graduates of Buffalo Prep on a Zoom call, presented by M&T Bank. Watch the video here.

The Match raises $20 million for COVID-19 relief


Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Phil Mickelson, and Tiger Woods raised $19,729,106 for COVID-19 relief — well beyond their initial $10 million goal. Turner Sports then bumped that figure up to a round number to hit $20 million. See the Tweet here.

Calais Campbell Provides Laptops for Baltimore Students


Calais Campbell's CRC Foundation has partnered with the law firm Cohen & Dwin to provide new laptops for 100 disadvantaged students. The YMCA of Central Maryland will distribute the computers to help students successfully participate in distance learning during the COVID-19 shutdown. Read the full article here.

NFL Legends Tony Richardson and Amani Toomer Help Deliver Bikes to Essential Workers throughout New York City


The Jets and Giants Legends teamed up with local bike shop, Strictly Cycling Collective, to present bikes to front line workers. See the Instagram post here.

Titans to honor graduating high school seniors — virtually, of course


The Titans will honor individual senior classes from over 400 Tennessee high schools with a special display at Nissan Stadium. The team worked with Tennessee school districts and organizations to compile a list of schools interested in recognizing their graduates on the Nissan Stadium big screens. The scroll will feature a congratulatory graphic and individually list the names of nearly every high school in Tennessee with graduating seniors. Read the full article here.

Former Ravens Cheerleader Has Raised $1 Million for COVID-19 Aid


Chris Kopec, better known as DJ Kopec, has become a viral sensation because of the virtual dance parties he hosts in his Ellicott City basement. His wife and three young kids are the only ones physically there, but millions of people stuck at home during the COVID-19 epidemic are watching and dancing along. Best of all, Kopec has used his stage to give back in a massive way during this time of crisis. On Saturday night, he surpassed a staggering $1 million worth of donations. Read the full article here.

Steelers Legend Will Allen, along with Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, to distribute masks


The Will Allen Foundation will provide 2,500 face masks, and families can enter to win virtual raffles for prizes and gift cards. Read the full article here.

Chad Johnson leaves whopping tip at Cooper City restaurant (and restaurant responds)


On the first day restaurants were allowed to reopen for in-house dining in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, the former NFL star receiver offered a $1,000 tip at the Cooper City restaurant as his token of gratitude. Read the full article here.

Steelers Legend Will Allen, along with Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, to distribute masks


The Will Allen Foundation will provide 2,500 face masks, and families can enter to win virtual raffles for prizes and gift cards. Read the full article here.

Andrew Whitworth helps Merging Vets and Players support veterans and former athletes impacted by COVID-19


Los Angeles Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth recently joined Merging Vets and Players (MVP) and others including Jay Glazer, Michael Strahan, Tony Gonzalez, Dean Cain and Chamique Holdsclaw for a virtual fundraiser to raise $100,000 for veterans and athletes impacted by COVID-19. Read the full article here.

Rams surprise Watts Rams with uniform-inspired hoodies and donate Microsoft Surfaces to student-athletes


In celebration of the Los Angeles Rams' launch of their new look, the team provided their Watts Rams players and coaches with hoodies that were inspired by the Rams new uniforms. The hoodies were gifted in boxes that also featured a letter from Rams All-Pro Defensive Lineman AARON DONALD. To help some of the Watts Rams student-athletes adjust to remote learning, the Rams also donated Microsoft Surface tablets. Read the full article here.

Michael Thomas teaming up with Raising Cane's to deliver 3,000 meals to medical staff


New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas teamed up with Raising Cane’s to distribute 3,000 meals to front line medical workers in the New Orleans area, the majority of which will be distributed to employees at the Ochsner Health system. Read the full article here.

How Andrew Beck's fiancée, Hope, has been on the front line in fight against COVID-19


Beginning in early March, Woodby and her coworkers at Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin, Texas, were on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19. Woodby, a pediatric registered nurse, spent the last two years working at Dell Children's, and as COVID-19 became a reality in the United States, she was working night shifts in the respiratory unit. Read the full article here.

Patriots DT Lawrence Guy and his wife dropped off lunches for nurses and doctors at JHF


Shout out to all the amazing healthcare professionals around the world, who are risking their lives to keep us safe! To show our appreciation, my wife and I dropped off lunches for nurses and doctors at Jackson Health Foundation. See the Tweet here.

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill distributes food to healthcare workers at St. Luke's


Hill, whose mother is a nurse, distributed food to healthcare workers at St. Luke's. See the Tweet here.

Raiders WR Henry Ruggs partners with Three Square to help food insecurity in Southern Nevada


For every apparel purchase, 3 meals will be provided by Three Square to families in Southern Nevada. Three Square’s mission is to provide wholesome food to hungry people. Another portion of profits supports Rod Scott Foundation in my hometown of Montgomery, AL. See the apparel here.

Patriots back again with one-of-a-kind road trip experience for 'All in Challenge'


The winner and a guest will fly to an away game of their choice on the Patriots team plane, stay at the team hotel, meet Patriots players the night before the game, watch pregame warm-ups from the team bench area and receive a game ball to take home. See the auction here.

Steve Bisciotti's Foundation Donates $1 Million to Support Maryland Food Bank


Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has donated another $1 million through his Stephen and Renee Bisciotti Foundation to the Maryland Food Bank, to help those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Read the full article here.

NFL Star Donovan McNabb Surprises 100 Englewood Families With Pizza Day


One hundred families were treated to a free Connie’s Pizza pie and an activity book from Donovan McNabb, a Chicago native and longtime NFL player. The pizza and books were distributed Wednesday at Salvation Army’s Red Shield Center, 800 W. 69th St., as part of the organization’s Celebrate Launch and Landing mentoring program. Read the full article here.

Cardinals' Corey Peters creates virtual book club to help students during pandemic


Corey Peters has created a virtual book club – The Corey Peters Playbook – which hopes to provide an educational outlet for all Arizona high school students during the COVID-19 crisis. Sign up for the playbook here.

SALVATION ARMY NORTH TO RECEIVE $68,000 FROM NFL DRAFT-A-THON TO PROVIDE COVID-19 RELIEF


The Draft-A-Thon was a campaign sponsored by the NFL Foundation that coincided with the NFL player draft April 23-25, and it has raised nearly $7 million dollars for COVID-19 relief to support six organizations working on the front lines of the pandemic. Read the full article here.

Gillette Stadium Will Continue To Host Blood Drives Through The End Of June


Due to the increased demand for blood donations, Gillette Stadium will continue to host blood drives every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until the end of June. The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center will facilitate their 34th collection drive on June 29. Read the full article here.

Support Robin Hood and Play Football with the New York Giants in Your Backyard & Score a Super Bowl Ring


Are you ready for some (touch) football? You’re about to live every Giants fan’s dream and play with Super Bowl champions Eli Manning, Michael Strahan, Phil Simms and Justin Tuck on your home turf. The G-Men are headed to your home for the ultimate game of four-on-four with your friends. The coaches: John Mara and Steve Tisch. The referees: Mike Tirico and Bob Costas. Learn more here.

Patriots' J.C. Jackson delivers meals and masks to hometown hospital


“The job they are doing, putting their lives at risk – I feel like their hard work shouldn’t go unnoticed,” Jackson said. “It feels good to come back and show my appreciation and support my community, my county.” Read the full article here.

Bills to host virtual 50 Yard Finish 5K run


All proceeds from the run will benefit the Independent Health Foundation to support families in need by providing necessary supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. For each $20 registration, one wellness or produce bag that includes essential food and hygiene items will be donated to a local family. All runners will have the option to make an additional donation to the Independent Health Foundation upon registration to benefit the cause. Read the full article here.

Green Bay Packers Safety Adrian Amos Jr. Aids Coronavirus Relief Efforts in Baltimore


The Mount Pleasant Community Development Corporation ran a community food drive at its office in Northeast Baltimore — an effort funded by Green Bay Packers strong safety Adrian Amos Jr. Read the full article here.

Gillette Stadium Will Continue To Host Blood Drives Through The End Of June


Due to the increased demand for blood donations, Gillette Stadium will continue to host blood drives every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until the end of June. The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center will facilitate their 34th collection drive on June 29. Read the full article here.

Miles for hospital heroes with Adrian Colbert and friends


Adrian Colbert, Richard Sherman, Quandre Diggs and Adrian Phillips have been riding their Pelotons during quarantine. They are encouraging their followers to join them and pledge to donate money for every mile they ride for a full week. Read the full article here.

Eagles offer free wedding ceremonies at Lincoln Financial Field for frontline workers


The Philadelphia Eagles are giving once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to frontline workers. The team is offering free wedding ceremonies on the sidelines of Lincoln Financial Field to any frontline workers who have had their weddings canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article here.

Broncos OLB Von Miller launches campaign to 'sack COVID-19'


Von Miller has spent his career providing vision care to students in need in Texas and Colorado. Now they face an even larger crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: hunger. Von is making it his new mission to provide these same students with up to 580,000 meals across the next 30 days. Learn more here.

Rams Cheerleaders host virtual dance classes for "A Place Called Home"


The Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders are hosting virtual dance classes and workout sessions for students, families and supporters of "A Place Called Home." The virtual sessions are streamed live on Instagram and provide APCH's account followers the opportunity to learn dance choreography and exercise routines from Rams Cheerleaders. Each session also concludes with a Q & A session. The first virtual class took place on Friday, May 1 and engaged nearly 200 viewers. Read the full article here.

Redskins Honored For Supporting Maryland National Guard During COVID-19 Pandemic


The Redskins and three team partners were formally honored for their assistance in the state's COVID-19 response efforts. Alongside the Redskins, Pepsi, USAA and FedEx were critical to ensuring success for the mission by providing much needed food, supplies and other items required for the testing operation. Read the full article here.

Chris Godwin is leading a social media campaign to highlight unsung heroes of COVID-19 relief


The Bucs receiver put out a video on social media announcing that his grandmother was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week and it made him want to highlight all of the people that are helping in relief efforts and who have gone above and beyond during this unprecedented time. See the Tweet here.

C.J. Ham Teams with Saint Paul Parks & Rec for At-Home Workouts


Vikings fullback C.J. Ham is teaming up with the Saint Paul Parks & Recreation Department to help young people stay active during stoppages of youth sports and closures of group facilities caused by COVID-19. Ham put together a virtual football camp with a series of videos in which he demonstrates football drills that young players can do while practicing social distancing and adhering to the stay-at-home order. Read the full article here.

Rams rally around Inglewood Unified School District to support student families


Over the past few weeks, the Rams have been working with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to supplement 'grab and go' meals with food kits for Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) students and their families. Each kit includes fresh fruit, frozen chicken and a 30-meal food pack with a variety of shelf-stable food items. The 'grab and go' meals are distributed twice a week at Hudnall Elementary School in Inglewood to families of IUSD students who are battling food insecurity. Read the full article here.

Sebastian Joseph-Day builds on relief efforts for Cedars-Sinai, provides meals to Inglewood medical personnel


After supporting frontline medical heroes at Cedars-Sinai with meal kits several weeks ago, Sebastian Joseph-Day wanted to extend his appreciation to Centinela Hospital in Inglewood. In partnership with Superfine Pizza and Chef Steve Samson, Joseph-Day used the proceeds to provide pizzas for the 500 employees at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood on Tuesday, April 28, Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2. Read the full article here.

Packers Hall of Fame offering 'Buy One, Give One' vouchers, providing free vouchers to local healthcare workers


While the Packers Hall of Fame and Lambeau Field Stadium Tours are currently closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fans looking forward to their next visit now can purchase "Buy One, Give One" advance vouchers online. For each Hall of Fame and/or Stadium Tour voucher purchased, the Packers will provide a free Hall of Fame and/or Stadium Tour voucher for a healthcare worker. Read the full article here.

Freddie Falcon sends care packages to mothers working during pandemic


Freddie Falcon sent his annual Mother's Day Freddie-Gram deliveries presented by Coke and Publix specifically to women working on the frontlines during the current pandemic. Freddie stuck to social-distancing by interacting with the ladies virtually. View the video here.

Matt Ryan accepts 'All In Challenge,' offers private QB workout, more for charity


Falcons QB Matt Ryan is donating a first-class flight to Southern California where the winner and a guest will be able to view and conduct a personal training session with Ryan and his throwing specialist and biomechanics coach, Adam Dedeaux. After the workout, Ryan will take his guests to lunch before a complimentary stay at the Pelican Hill resort in Newport Beach, Calif. Read the full article here.

Devon Kennard Supplies Phoenix Fire Departments With Dinner


Cardinals LB Devon Kennard partnered with Salad and Go to provide dinner for firefighters at four different fire stations. See the Tweet here.

Cardinals To Participate in State's Drive Through COVID-19 Testing Blitz


Dignity Health in Arizona and the Cardinals are partnering to participate in the state's drive through COVID-19 testing blitz. Dignity Health will be administering COVID-19 tests to the public in the Orange Parking Lot at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Saturday, May 9 and Saturday, May 16 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read the full article here.

Jets Legends team up to help fight the COVID-19 epidemic


Jet Up and join Curtis Martin, Chad Pennington and Tony Richardson to help the Robin Hood foundation, a charity equipped to assist New York City’s most vulnerable families and organizations on the frontlines during this pandemic. Read the full article here.

Jake Bailey gave out meals, masks, autographs, and flowers to nurses at Mass General Hospital


In honor of National Nurses Week, Jake Bailey spent May 6 handing out meals, masks, autographs, and flowers to nurses at Mass General Hospital. The trip was a small way of saying thank you to those who are working diligently in the face of the pandemic. See the Instagram post here.

Josh Sitton Building A Second Career For Himself


Sitton, his wife Kristen and their Bear General colleagues have placed a greater emphasis on giving back. For example, they have been busy each week serving meals to the workers at Baptist Hospital in town and volunteering at food banks in cooperation with the Pensacola Police Department. Read the full article here.

Arby's Foundation and Browns team up to provide free meals, internet to students and families in NE Ohio


Through a partnership with the Arby's Foundation and Cleveland Browns, workers delivered food and free internet to students across the Cleveland area who are looking to stay healthy and engaged in their education. Read the full article here.

Eli Manning surprises frontline worker on Mother's Day


For Mother Day’s, Manning teamed up with ESPN to surprise Christianne Calderon, a critical care nurse practitioner at New York Presbyterian/Columbia who also happens to be a hardcore Giants fan. See the Tweet here.

Jets’ Mekhi Becton making virtual visits to children’s hospital


Jets' 2020 first-round pick Mekhi Becton made virtual visits to patients at Goryeb Children's Hospital. See the Tweet here.

84,000 Meals Delivered To Chelsea By New England Patriots Truck


A New England Patriots truck delivered 1,000 vital food packages to Chelsea. The packages are meant to provide three meals a day for two people for 14 days, which equates to more than 84,000 meals. Read the full article here.

A Mother's Love & Passion for Teaching Helps During Pandemic


Vikings long snapper Austin Cutting's mom, Lisa, a physical education teacher at Friendship Elementary School in Keller, Texas, places funny, motivational, or encouraging messages for students, teachers and families who drive by the school. See the Tweet here.

Titans, USA Football Partner to Help Keep Youth Football Coaches Ahead of the Game During Coronavirus Pandemic


The Titans partnered with USA Football to host a series of free webinars for local youth league coaches and commissioners. The Titans also have decided to cover the $15 fee for up to 400 coaches in the region, across Tennessee and into north Alabama and southern Kentucky as well. Read the full article here.

Titans DB Joshua Kalu Working to Provide Meals to Nurses During Coronavirus Pandemic


Kalu has worked to provide meals to nurses at hospitals in Houston, using local restaurants. It started with roughly 30 meals delivered to the COVID-19 unit at from Mezza Grille, and then grew to 40 meals from Lotus Seafood. He's part of a group that is also helping nurses at other hospitals in the area. On Mother's Day weekend, Kalu will join with others, including long-time friend Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, a linebacker with the Rams, to deliver 250 meals from the Turkey Leg Hut in Houston. Read the full article here.

Gillette Stadium To Host Soup-R Bowl On Friday, May 8


On Friday, May 8, Gillette Stadium will host its first ever "Soup-R Bowl." Instead of packing the stadium with thousands of fans, volunteers will pack 1,000 vehicles with meals for local families and veterans. From 2 to 5 p.m., recipients will have the opportunity to pick up a special Mother's Day tailgate package containing soup, crackers, salad fixings, eggs, cheese, assorted frozen vegetables, fruit and more without ever leaving the comfort of their cars. Read the full article here.

Maxx Crosby shows his appreciation for health care workers with recent donation


In partnership with Sunrise Children's Hospital in Las Vegas, and Baylor Scott & White Emergency Hospital in Crosby's hometown of Colleyville, Texas, Crosby donated meals to the day and night shift workers who are on the front lines. See the Instagram post here.

Texans Care Volunteer Day goes virtual on Saturday


The eighth annual Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Chevron will go virtual on Saturday, May 9. Due to the current environment, this year's initiative is aimed at creating an entire day of positivity and appreciation on social media in Houston and beyond. Read the full article here.

Browns & Tide: Loads of Hope


Tide is offering free laundry services to the families of Front Line Responders. Read the full article here.

Arby's Foundation $100,000 grant to offer 520 CMSD students one year of free internet through Cleveland Browns Foundation's 'Get 2 School, Stay in the Game' Network


The Arby's Foundation, Cleveland Browns Foundation and Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) have identified 520 students in need who will receive free WiFi for one year as the district and students strive to keep kids engaged in their education and remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins salutes 'The Real Heroes'


Hopkins is honoring Tracy Thomas, a nurse at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. She was selected in recognition of the work she is doing leading the COVID-19 response. Read the full article here.

Instead of trolling, Saints send food to essential workers in four cities of 2020 opponents


The Saints purchased pizza in Detroit from Michigan & Trumbull for workers at Honey Bee Market. In Chicago, the Saints bought pizza from Pequod's Pizza of Chicago and delivered it to Swedish Covenant Hospital. In Philadelphia, the Saints purchased Philly cheesesteaks from Joe's Steaks + Soda Shop for workers at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. And in Atlanta, the Saints bought turkey spaghetti from Kelz Kitchen and delivered it to police officers working in Zone 5 of the Atlanta Police Department. Read the full article here.

NFL Alumni Association and Covalent Chemical Donate to New York-Presbyterian


To fulfill its mission of “Caring for Kids” and giving back to the community, the NFL Alumni Association donates one-hundred percent of net proceeds from enterprise memberships and donations to vulnerable children and communities, and towards taking care of retired NFL players in need. In return, alumni promote and make appearances for enterprise members. Read the full article here.

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning’s golf matchup with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson scheduled for May 24 in Florida


“The Match: Champions for Charity” will be held on Sunday, May 24, at 3 p.m. EST. The match will be shown on TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN and be held at the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. See the Tweet here.

Call of Duty Warzone charity event with NFL players


The Florida Mutineers will host a $25,000 Call of Duty Warzone charity tournament on May 13 that will feature NFL players past and present. The money will go toward COVID-19 charities. The participants include NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens, former Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, Mack Wilson and Jedrick Wills of the Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Vernon Butler, Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson, New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry and Seattle Seahawks running back DeeJay Dallas. Read the full article here.

Pro Football Hall of Fame joins projects to feed families during coronavirus pandemic


Launched in April, Project Isaiah has provided more than one million boxed meals to families in 11 cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington. Project Isaiah began as a Go Fund Me initiative. Gate Gourmet, a leading provider of airline food, prepares the meals, which cost about $5 per box. The project works with charities, ministries, community organizations and sometimes municipalities. Read the full article here.

Packers, American Family Insurance donating $20,000 in ready-made meals to frontline workers


Green Bay Packers Give Back and American Family Insurance are teaming up to provide $20,000 in the form of ready-made meals to frontline workers in Northeast Wisconsin as the area continues battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

Henry Ford’s social justice fund gets $250,000 through NFL’s COVID-19 efforts in communities of color


The NFL and the league’s Players Coalition are donating $250,000 to Henry Ford’s social justice fund meant for those hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic in Detroit. Read the full article here.

Taking gym class to a new level


Steelers DBs Jordan Dangerfield and Terrell Edmunds spent time sharing the importance of exercise during a virtual gym class with students from the Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh. Read the full article here.

Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation Hosting COVID-19 Relief Silent Auction


To address the growing need for support in our D.C. Metro area community due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is hosting a Silent Auction from Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 22. Read the full article here.

Drew Brees represents NFL as 14 professional sports leagues unite to honor healthcare workers


Saints QB Drew Brees was announced as one of the NFL representatives for "The Real Heroes Project." In a collaborative initiative to recognize and celebrate healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes from fourteen professional sports leagues from the ATP, MLB, MLS, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, NHL, NWSL, USGA, WNBA, WTA and WWE, among other professional and esports leagues, including Activision Blizzard Esports and Electronic Arts, are dedicating their jerseys and uniforms to a special healthcare hero. Read the full article here.

Rams team with Bella+Canvas to donate 26,000 masks


The Los Angeles Rams partnered with BELLA+CANVAS to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Los Angeles Unified School District and Inglewood Unified School District. Face coverings were donated to Los Angeles Unified School District and Inglewood Unified School District, both of which are operating "grab and go" meal distributions for students and families in need. Read the full article here.

Packers Give Back donating $250,000 for personal protective equipment in local hospitals


The Green Bay Packers have distributed $250,000 to the Green Bay area's health care systems to provide personal protective equipment for doctors, nurses and staff working to care for those who are sick amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

Packers Give Back supporting eight more Milwaukee County organizations with COVID-19 community relief funds


The eight grants to Milwaukee County groups are in addition to the 16 grants that were distributed with the first round of funds last month, as grant applications have been accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. A total of $500,000 has been established for organizations providing support to Milwaukee County residents facing challenges caused by the pandemic, with future grants through the fund to be announced at a later date. Read the full article here.

MVP at Home: Virtual Fundraiser


Seahawks Legend and MVP co-founder Nate Boyer will host a one-hour broadcast on May 7 with guests such as Tony Gonzalez, Chris Long, and others. Read the full article here.

Red Friday Pre-Sale Sells Out in Seven Hours, Raising Significant Funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities and Providing a Head Start for Fundraising Efforts


In celebration of the annual Red Friday tradition this year, fans will be able to claim their very own part of history while once again supporting a local charitable cause.The Chiefs unveiled the new flag design – which reads "Super Bowl LIV Champions" - on Monday and will make them available throughout town later this year, but as part of the surprise reveal, a limited pre-order went public to fans on social media. Read the full article here.

Packers Legend Donald Driver raising funds for COVID-19 relief efforts


Driver is raising money for COVID-19 relief efforts with limited edition shirt that will be available for two weeks. See the tweet here.

Cardinals LB Isaiah Simmons already making an impact in Arizona


The team’s first-round draft choice teamed with Bose and the Cardinals to donate 60,000 meals to the Harvest Compassion Center in the greater Phoenix area. Read the full article here.

New England Patriots defensive backs Devin and Jason McCourty have been philanthropic leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic


The NFL twins donated $90,000 worth of computers to students in their home county, Rockland County, N.Y. Read the full article here.

Brandon Copeland wastes no time giving back in the wake of COVID-19


Copeland and his Beyond the Basics Foundation are supporting three different initiatives to support access to food for those in need and providing meals for those working in hospitals. The Tendea Family Emergency Food Initiative supplies elderly people and those in extreme need with groceries right to their door, while Feed the Fight MD brings meals from local restaurants to hospitals to feed everyone from doctors to custodial staff. Read the full article here.

Saints QB Jameis Winston donates $30,000 to help struggling restaurants in Tampa Bay area during COVID-19


Winston donated $30,000 on Saturday to help eight Tampa Bay-area restaurants struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

Saints Facebook group rallies to donate 1,850 coronavirus masks, 250 lunches to hospital staff


Representatives from the Facebook group "New Orleans Saints: Who Dat Nation" brought 250 donated lunches to staffers at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, part of the results of a raffle campaign that's been underway in the group since March. The campaign called on members for $5 donations that would go to purchasing items such as masks that would be donated to area hospitals. Each donation allotted that member one raffle ticket, with the drawing winner taking home an allotment of Saints-themed items and memorabilia. Read the full article here.

Andy Dalton donates $150,000 to UC Health to help combat COVID-19 pandemic


The Dalton family's donation will go to the UC Health Crisis Response Fund which helps provide for the immediate needs of the health system as clinicians work to understand, treat and prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as planning and preparing for the ever-changing situation. Read the full article here.

Tyrann Mathieu will host radiothon on May 7


Please join us (virtually!) on Thursday, May 7 to raise money for COVID-19 relief in Kansas City. Proceeds from the event will benefit children and families who are experiencing hardships from the pandemic and will feature twelve (or more!) of your favorite KC athletes and celebrities! Click here for more details.

Andy Dalton donates $150,000 to UC Health to help combat COVID-19 pandemic


The Dalton family's donation will go to the UC Health Crisis Response Fund which helps provide for the immediate needs of the health system as clinicians work to understand, treat and prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as planning and preparing for the ever-changing situation. Read the full article here.

Packers Give Back awards 30 more grants to Brown County organizations


The Green Bay Packers have distributed 30 more Brown County grants through the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, a $1.5 million fund aimed at providing immediate support to Wisconsinites facing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

FareStart Partners With Seattle Seahawks, First & Goal Hospitality And Other Local Organizations To Provide Emergency Meals During COVID-19 Pandemic


Seattle-based nonprofit FareStart is partnering with organizations to prepare emergency meals for vulnerable groups impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Seattle Seahawks, First & Goal Hospitality, Taylor Hoang Restaurants and MOD Pizza will each work in strategic conjunction with FareStart, allowing the organization to provide up to 50,000 meals daily as needed. FareStart will also partner with United Way of King County, the YMCA and the Seattle Housing Authority to provide meals especially for children. Read the full article here.

Bills' Harrison Phillips donates meals to hospital staff


The Buffalo Bills defensive tackle donated 650 meals to staff at Buffalo General Medical Center and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Phillips discovered that other donations to date had mainly been lunches, so he decided to send along dinners from Rachel's Mediterranean Grill and Ilio DiPaolo's. Read the full article here.

Dolphins' Emmanuel Ogbah provides technology to Houston-area students


Ogbah's Rise Above foundation, Dream Builders and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston are partnering to help high school students that lack an Internet device in their home. This is intended to allow high school students to complete classes online and remain on track to graduate despite schools being closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article here.

Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald delivers, even in the off-season


Two of Fitzgerald's friends, Jeff and Mike Mastro, who own the Ocean 44, Steak 44 and Dominick’s Steakhouse restaurants, recently decided to provide about 100 meals to healthcare workers. So they called Fitzgerald and asked if he liked to deliver. “I like to do things on my own, off the beaten path, that’s usually how I work. But if raising awareness and visibility helps somebody else do it, that can only be a positive.” Read the full article here.

Marvin & Jazmyn Jones reaching out to support hospital workers


Marvin and Jazmyn Jones are reaching out to support workers on the front lines in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. They are providing 1,000 meals on Thursday to workers at Wyandotte Henry Ford Hospital. They also are delivering 250 cakes from Jazmyn's Nothing Bundt Cakes store in Troy. Read the full article here.

From the sidelines to the front line, Eagles Cheerleader Gabriela Bren is a hero during the COVID-19 pandemic


COVID-19 patients are placed together in one section of the hospital to keep the other patients safe. All of the nurses rotate shifts in the COVID unit to avoid burnout. Gabriela will work three 12-hour shifts in a week. Recently, she's booked them on consecutive days to provide more days off in a row to rest and recharge. She works roughly one out of every four shifts in the COVID unit. Read the full article here.

Denver Broncos And Food Bank Of The Rockies Feed 2,000 Families At Mobile Food Pantry


The Food Bank of the Rockies and the Denver Broncos hosted a mobile pantry that was the largest distribution in the history of the nonprofit. Using at least three refrigerated trucks, a team of volunteers distributed grab-and-go food boxes for 3,500 families. Read the full article here.

Hannah, Cal McNair match Verlander donation to help towards COVID-19 efforts


Hannah and Cal McNair donated $33,000 to Covenant House Texas in their most recent charitable efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The McNairs pledged to match the donation made by Astros pitcher Justin Verlander and wife Kate, who gave $33,000 to Covenant House in New York. Read the full article here.

Ed Reed Foundation Is Providing Student Lunches


Students from Booker T. Washington Middle School are being provided meal boxes by REED FEEDS in partnership with The Local Oyster, True Chesapeake Oyster Co., Geresbeck's Food Market and J. J. McDonnell Seafood. REED FEEDS is part of the Ed Reed Foundation, founded by Reed as a way of giving back to Baltimore and his native New Orleans. Read the full article here.

Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation Donates To Capital Area Food Bank


The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation has made a $100,000 donation to the Capital Area Food Bank to provide relief for residents experiencing food insecurity in Prince George's County as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

Rams donate gear to produce non-medical masks


The Los Angeles Rams teamed up with Buddy's Allstars to produce non-medical masks using donated Rams gear. The first 1,000 masks were delivered to Cedars-Sinai to support healthcare staff working outside of clinical areas. Read the full article here.

The Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation


Bettis has set a goal to raise $100,000 for his foundation’s mission. The goal is to purchase wifi-equipped laptops for students so they can complete their school assignments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, Rob and Cindy Citrone donated $50,000 to the effort. Watch the video here.

Packers, Cenex donate $10,000 to Wisconsin Face Mask Warriors


To help support the efforts of the Wisconsin Face Mask Warriors, the Green Bay Packers and Cenex have teamed up to donate $10,000, half of which will go toward Cenex gas cards for those making deliveries to facilities in need. The other half will go toward additional supplies for volunteers making the masks at home. Read the full article here.

Packers, American Red Cross hosting blood drives each Friday in May


The Green Bay Packers and American Red Cross are set to host appointment-only blood drives each Friday in May at the Johnsonville Tailgate Village, as the need for blood supplies persists even during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read the full article here.

Marshawn Lynch spent his birthday giving others the gift of protective masks


Lynch was spotted in and around his hometown of Oakland, Calif., handing out “Beast Mode”-branded protective masks. The four-time Pro Bowler also delivered 40,000 masks earlier in the week. That included a shipment of 10,000 to Oakland’s Highland Hospital, where Lynch was born. Read the full article here.

Millionth meal given away through Food4Vets program


A partnership between the Patriots, the Revolution, and Massachusetts Military Support Foundation has reached an incredible milestone. The Food4Vets program, which provides non-perishable food, dairy, and produce for veterans experiencing food scarcity during the COVID-19 pandemic, served its millionth meal since it began. Each box of food includes food for 84 meals, enough for two weeks for two people. Read the full article here.

Marquise Brown Wins ESPN Madden NFL 20 Tourney for Donations amid COVID-19


Brown was able to earn $25,000 in donations to Feeding America, helping providing relief to families in need during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article here.

The Johnson Family and the Jets Contribute an Additional $2 Million to Support COVID-19 Relief Response


Last month, the Johnson family and the New York Jets donated $1 million to multiple local United Way agencies to help combat the Coronavirus pandemic. Today, they announced an additional $2 million donation to support COVID-19 relief response in New Jersey and New York. Read the full article here.

Rooney family, Steelers ownership make donations to United Way, Salvation Army


Led by team president Art Rooney II and his wife, Greta, the Rooneys contributed $250,000 to the large charitable organizations. Paul Evanson, Scott and Russ Swank, the Paul family and the Varischetti family were among the minority partners who also made donations. Read the full article here.

Wilf Family Surpasses $5 Million in Donations to COVID-19 Causes


Through the Wilf Family Foundations and the Minnesota Vikings, the $5 million in donations and commitments since the pandemic arose have been contributed in New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, across the United States and in Israel. These donations have supported health care workers, the elderly, food banks, social service organizations and Jewish philanthropic causes. Read the full article here.

Former Broncos DL Derek Wolfe Gives Back To Denver Community During Coronavirus


Wolfe and his wife Abigail announced a $10,000 donation to help the YMCA of Metro Denver provide relief efforts to community members and families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

Jarran Reed Donates Meals In Hometown Of Goldsboro, NC


Reed is partnering with the United Way, Salvation Army and YMCA to provide meals for those in need during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Reed is also supporting local business, using a local company, Justo's Grillin & Catering to provide those meals. See the Tweet here.

Second Harvest feeding the hungry with an assist from Saints, Pelicans


Second Harvest Food Bank, a non-profit founded in 1982, has been distributing food from the stadium's parking lot from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., every Monday and Thursday since April 3. Read the full article here.

Unite the North Driven by Polaris' to Help Health Care Workers


The Minnesota Vikings and Polaris announced the “Unite the North Driven by Polaris” campaign that will help front-line health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fundraising campaign will feature limited-edition "Unite the North" hats that will be available with a donation of $20. The Polaris Foundation will be matching all donations made through this campaign. All proceeds will go directly to the North Memorial Health Foundation. Read the full article here.

Troy Hill donates Easter baskets to HomeLight Family Living & Peace4Kids


Los Angeles Rams defensive back Troy Hill gifted Easter baskets to HomeLight Family Living and Peace4Kids to support families and foster youth that have been experiencing disproportionate hardship due to COVID-19. Read the full article here.

Packers Give Back supporting 16 Milwaukee County organizations with first round of COVID-19 Community Relief Funds


A total of $500,000 has been established for organizations providing support to Milwaukee County residents facing challenges caused by the pandemic, with future grants through the fund to be announced at a later date. Read the full article here.

Detroit Lions donating $500,000 to Feeding America as part of NFL's draft-a-thon


The Detroit Lions are contributing more than $500,000 to one of six charities as part of the NFL's draft-a-thon. The Lions selected Feeding America's COVID-19 Response Fund, which helps member food banks in need due to school closures, job disruptions and coronavirus-related health risks, as their draft-a-thon charity. Read the full article here.

Shaq Thompson donates 2,000 meals to local healthcare workers


Thompson has partnered with Atrium Health, Bojangles, and local restaurants to deliver 2,000 meals for healthcare workers at four different Atrium Health campuses across the Charlotte area. Read the full article here.

The Local Faces Of 'Cardinals Carry-Out'


The Cardinals, in an effort to aid local restaurants, created "Cardinals Carry-Out," an interactive map that allows fans to find the eateries across the state owned by residents who are trying to manage these difficult times by staying open for pickup/take-out service. The map has more than 600 restaurants state-wide with dozens more being posted daily. Read the full article here.

Carlos Watkins provides COVID-19 essential truckers and staff with breakfast


The Houston Texans fourth-year defensive lineman provided a Whataburger breakfast to Houston-area Jetco Delivery staff and truck drivers. Read the article here.

Bengals Donate To Eight Food Banks In Ohio, Indiana And Kentucky


The Bengals are donating $250,000 across eight food banks serving Central and Southern Ohio, Southeast Indiana and Kentucky. The donation will allow the food banks to provide over 1 million meals to people in more than 120 counties. Read the full article here.

Nick Boyle Donates to Help Hungry During COVID-19


Nick Boyle and his wife, Kristina, have teamed with the Maryland Food Bank, making a donation to provide 75,000 meals for families in the Baltimore area. Read the full article here.

Ravens Helping Salvation Army Assist Elderly During COVID-19


The Ravens are helping the Salvation Army with a $100,000 donation, as well as space to operate in an M&T Bank Stadium parking lot. Read the full article here.

Ex-Redskin Vernon Davis Sends Virtual Encouragement to Sick Kids


Davis recorded his message as part of a new virtual program launched by Hope for Henry, a nonprofit organization in DC that provides support services to children who have been hospitalized with chronic illnesses. Read the full article here.

Bears’ Khalil Mack donates $350,000 to coronavirus relief efforts in Chicago


Mack donated $350,000 to A Better Chicago to help low-income families impacted by the pandemic. Read the full article here.

Glazer Family Continues to Provide COVID-19 Relief


The Glazer family, owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will provide 5 million meals aiding COVID-19 relief efforts in the region through a donation to Feeding Tampa Bay. The effort will impact five area counties by supplying necessary groceries and provisions to individuals and families, children's meal sites, and seniors confined to their homes. Read the full article here.

Jeffrey Lurie and the Philadelphia Eagles donate $1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts in the City of Philadelphia


Jeffrey Lurie and the Philadelphia Eagles are making $1 million in donations to help combat the impact of COVID-19 in the City of Philadelphia. These donations will provide critical assistance to promote the well-being of essential healthcare workers and their families, while supporting local businesses during this global pandemic. Read the full article here.

Saints coach Sean Payton donates $100K to New Orleans food bank; 'It's an easy decision'


Payton made a $100,000 donation to Second Harvest Food Bank on Friday, according to a WDSU report — the same day the television station was holding a telethon to benefit the New Orleans-area food bank. Read the full article here.

Sean Payton donates plasma in hopes to help other coronavirus patients


Payton donated convalescent plasma at the Blood Center, and personnel at the facility said Payton's plasma will go to a local person in need. Read the full article here.

NFL & Players Coalition Commit More Than $3 Million to Communities of Color to Support COVID-19 Efforts


The NFL, through its Inspire Change platform and the Players Coalition, is donating $3,050,000 to seven markets that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Recipients of the funds include health systems, individual hospitals and non-profit organizations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Florida, Louisiana and Washington, D.C. Read the full article here.

Joe Cardona teams up with local business to raise money for Fisher House


Cardona is teaming up with a local business, Ink'd in Mansfield, Mass., to bring relief to a cause close to his heart by selling t-shirts to benefit The Fisher House in Boston. Read the full article here.

Adam Butler donates meals to 200 medical workers in Texas


Butler's mother, Kim, works as a nursing facility administrator for DaVita, which serves kidney disease patients and those on dialysis. In an effort to let his mom and her coworkers know they are appreciated, Butler bought lunch for more than 200 healthcare workers at different DaVita clinics throughout Texas. Read the full article here.

Patriots Foundation teams up to donate food to local shelters, food banks


Amazon, Sysco, and the Patriots Foundation have donated 24 palettes of food daily to support those in need. While the donation was initially supporting the Food4Vets program, which has been operating from the Gillette Stadium parking lots, it has proven generous enough to help even more people in the area. Read the full article here.

Howie Roseman masterminds NFL GMs' COVID-19 fundraising effort


Roseman organized his peers and numerous NFL head coaches to donate $1,000 per draft pick to the NFL's fundraiser, which is raising money for several groups fighting COVID-19. Read the full article here.

Panthers owner David Tepper has already given $22 million to coronavirus relief efforts


Tepper, worth $12 billion by Forbes’ estimate, has given out $22 million to relief efforts. Tepper can’t predict how much more he will spend but says it could be significantly more. Read the full article here.

Former Giant and Jet Jay Feely is stepping up in coronavirus fight


Feely, who’s 43 and living in Scottsdale, Ariz., has given back by purchasing meals from restaurants whose business has been ravaged by the effects of the nationwide shelter-in-home orders and handing them out to hospital workers and first responders in his area. Read the full article here.

Doug Pederson leads Eagles in donating at stadium blood drive


More than 70 Philadelphia Eagles employees and their families, including coach Doug Pederson and his wife, Jeannie, participated in a community blood drive at Lincoln Financial Field in response to the dip in blood donations across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article here.

Ravens Front-Line Workers Step Up to Battle COVID-19


Ravens firefighters, cheerleaders, and marching band members are on the frontlines working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

For Vikings’ Danielle Hunter, his coronavirus donation is personal


Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter recently gave about $20,000 to help coronavirus patients. Hunter’s grandmother, Joy Gayle, works as a nurse at a hospital in New York. He has been getting regular reports from her about how “crazy” things are at the hospital, including a shortage of supplies. Read the full article here.

Browns staff answers the call to give back during COVID-19 pandemic


Browns team seamstress Becky Zielinski has led this service effort in collaboration with Mask Making Miracles, who are a local group of volunteer seamstresses who wanted to help during this crisis. Together, Becky and Mask Making Miracles have helped produce 2,678 masks. Browns staff also provided support from their homes by cutting fabric for the Mask Making Miracles group. The masks were recently donated to University Hospitals (UH) medical professionals. UH is currently collecting masks from several community groups and after collecting 100,000 masks they will donate all remaining masks to local nursing homes and others in need. Read the full article here.

Coronavirus outbreak hits home for Rams’ Joseph-Day, who donates to help medical personnel


Joseph-Day’s $10,000 donation to Rossoblu’s Restaurant Relief helped fund 250 meals for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center personnel and their families. Read the full article here.

How the Bills and The Grange have rallied together during a time of need


The Hauschkas started a trend of giving back to the city through The Grange. Former Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and his wife Manjanique are teaming up with the restaurant this week. Next week, Sean McDermott and his wife Jamie will do the same. Read the full article here.

Don Shula and former Dolphins team up to feed the hungry during coronavirus crisis


Don Shula and three former Miami Dolphin players who, like their coach, went into the restaurant business, are teaming up to provide free meals during the coronavirus crisis to first responders, healthcare workers and needy families in South Florida. The food relief program, funded by a $250,000 grant from Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross through the Miami Dolphins Foundation, will also keep restaurant workers employed. Read the full article here.

How Bills players and Legends are supporting COVID-19 relief efforts


Bills players and Legends in the City of Good Neighbors have come together to support one another during these trying and unprecedented times. Read the full article here.

Bucs owners donate $100,000 to help St. Peterburg’s small businesses


The Glazers donated $100,000 to the Fighting Chance Fund, an emergency grant created to serve St. Petersburg’s locally owned and independently operated small businesses that have been impacted. Their donation is the third $100,000 donation to the fund. The Vinik Family Foundation and the Milkey Family Foundation both previously wrote six-figure checks. Read the full article here.

Cardinals Join With Project C.U.R.E. For PPE Drive


To help meet the pressing need within the local healthcare community for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the Arizona Cardinals and Project C.U.R.E. are joining forces to host a PPE collection drive at State Farm Stadium Saturday, April 18, from noon to 4 p.m. Read the full article here.

Browns will donate proceeds from first wave of new jersey sales to COVID-19 relief


The Browns will unveil their long-awaited new uniforms Wednesday at noon, and will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the first wave of jersey sales to professionals who have put their lives on the line or dedicated themselves to COVID-19 relief efforts. Read the full article here.

Cardinals Join With Project C.U.R.E. For PPE Drive


To help meet the pressing need within the local healthcare community for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the Arizona Cardinals and Project C.U.R.E. are joining forces to host a PPE collection drive at State Farm Stadium Saturday, April 18, from noon to 4 p.m. Read the full article here.

Play golf, dine with Peyton Manning for a good cause


The Indianapolis Colts legend is part of the All In Challenge, an effort organized by Fanatics founder Michael Rubin to provide food for children, the elderly and front-line workers during the coronavirus crisis through five charities: Meals on Wheels, No Kid Hungry, America's Food Fund, World Central Kitchen and Feeding America. Read the full article here.

Jets’ Quinnen Williams donates $25,000 worth of meals to healthcare workers treating coronavirus patients


The 22-year-old Jets defensive lineman came up with a plan to donate $25,000 worth of healthy meals to medical professionals on the front line every week. Williams’ first donation went to healthcare workers at Morristown Medical Center near the Jets facility. Read the full article here.

Buccaneers Pledge $100,000 along with Rays, Lightning to City's New One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise Together Fund


The One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise Together Fund will be funded by donations from individuals and businesses, including all three of the major sports franchises: The Buccaneers, the Lightning and the Rays & Rowdies, who are each contributing $100,000. Read the full article here.

Jeffrey Lurie offers fans the opportunity to design and call the next Philly Special!


The Philadelphia Eagles are proud to be part of the #ALLINCHALLENGE. Go to http://allinchallenge.com/eagles to participate & enter for a chance to design & call in your own play at a Philadelphia Eagles Preseason Game to help feed the hungry during this challenging time. See the Tweet here.

New Orleans Saints and Dairy MAX donate to the COVID-19 Emergency School Nutrition Fund


Dairy MAX and the New Orleans Saints—in partnership with GENYOUth— will contribute $50,000 to the COVID-19 Emergency School Nutrition Fund to support local schools with the purchase of resources needed for meal distribution and delivery, as well as protective gear for sanitation and safety. Each school can receive up to $3,000 in grant funds, administered by GENYOUth. Application and additional information can be found at www.dairymax.org. Read the full article here.

Billy Turner turning his 'Kind Energy' to COVID-19 relief


Turner and childhood friend Nick Gervais are using their non-profit Kind Energy Foundation to sell T-shirts with 100% of the proceeds going to support Feeding America and the purchase of personal protective equipment for front-line workers fighting COVID-19 and to provide financial assistance for families in need.

Zeke Eating Up Chance To Give Back


Elliott will team up with the North Texas Food Bank. Elliott will release new merchandise and donate 100% of the proceeds to NTFB with @centretx doing a match on whatever is raised. See the Instagram post here.

Lions LB Christian Jones donates $15,000 to help Detroit fight coronavirus outbreak


The Lions linebacker and his fiance, Liz Howell, have donated $15,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts in Metro Detroit. The Detroit Police Athletic League will receive $5,000, while the Pure Heart Foundation will receive the same. The money was used to purchase Meijer gift cards for families that need groceries, hygiene products and cleaning supplies. Read the full article here.

Stephon Gilmore, UnitedHealthcare make donation to help families in need


Gilmore teamed up with UnitedHealthcare to donate $24,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston to help families in need. That donation will provide gift cards and groceries for more than 500 local families. Read the full article here.

Jaguars Purchasing, Distributing Team-branded Masks in Fight Against COVID-19


The team is purchasing 45,000 Jaguars-branded protective masks for distribution later this month throughout the Jacksonville area. Sourced through a Jacksonville company, the masks will be distributed by the Jaguars to local companies still operating and interacting with the public. In addition, masks will be distributed to not-for-profit groups whose mission is currently focused on local COVID-19 efforts. Read the full article here.

Jaguars players stepping up in response to COVID-19


The Jaguars family continues to do its part to support the Northeast Florida community during this uncertain time. Read the full article here.

Browns launch 'Hats Off to Our Heroes' Fund to benefit COVID-19 community leaders


The Browns today launched the "Hats Off to Our Heroes" Fund, which will focus on aiding health care professionals, first responders, educational professionals and other groups who are pivotal in the community year round and are valiantly serving as role models in the face of significant adversity due to COVID-19. Read the full article here.

Former Browns Joe Thomas, Andrew Hawkins partner with Children's Hunger Alliance to help those in need during COVID-19 pandemic


For every dollar donated, Hawkins and Thomas will personally match the donation up to $50,000 with a total goal of $100,000 raised by the Browns legends and their robust fanbase. Read the full article here.

Sam Hubbard Gets Some Assists on Huge Go Fund Me Sack


Hubbard's effort has created 169,000 meals with more than $56,000 and counting. Read the full article here.

John Harbaugh Calls Frontline Workers at MedStar Health


Head Coach John Harbaugh video chats with those sacrificing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

Texans' Whitney Mercilus provides groceries to Smartie Pants Academy


The foundation focuses on helping families of children with disabilities. The school is a longtime partner of the charity, and Mercilus and his charity were concerned about the children having their needs met, including food, mobile devices, medication and medical equipment. Read the full article here.

NFL Team Doctors Are Now on the Front Lines Fighting COVID-19


For health professionals, fighting this surging pandemic has become an all-hands-on-deck call. Which is why, in March, a few days after free agency opened, the NFL Physicians Society decided to suspend all football-related medical visits, including physicals for free agents and draft prospects. Read the full article here.

Dante Fowler donates $100,000 to #ATLStrong fund


The fund is a partnership between the city and the United Way of Greater Atlanta to support residents experiencing economic hardships and health-related issues caused by COVID-19. Read the full article here.

Titans' Mike Vrabel urges Nashvillians to continue social distancing amid coronavirus pandemic


"We can’t allow all our great efforts as a community to stop because we’re halfway home or we’re close to halftime," Vrabel said. "We have to make sure that we have the resolve to stay positive and to follow the guidelines to finish, and have the resolve to see this thing through. Help one another, help your neighbor, help those people that are less fortunate. Spend more time worrying about somebody else than you do yourself, because I can promise you that there’s a lot of people that have it worse off than what you or I do." Read the full article here.

Former Penn State player delivers help, and a thank-you, to those fighting coronavirus


Former Penn State defensive lineman Brandon Noble has been delivering donated meals to healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

49ers safety Jake Thieneman teams with non-profit to make ventilators


Thieneman teamed up with Boston-based The Ventilator Project, a quickly organized non-profit that plans to produce up to 60,000 low-cost ventilators a month. Read the full article here.

Gerald Everett donates lunch to hospital staff


Tight end Gerald Everett with the Los Angeles Rams surprised nurses, doctors and first responders to a special meal at the West Hills Hospital. Read the full article here.

Titans grant birthday wish for 10-year-old who couldn't have party amid COVID-19 pandemic


The Tennessee Titans granted the birthday wish of a Whites Creek child who couldn't have a party to celebrate his 10th birthday amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article here.

As shelter-at-home orders put more at risk for domestic abuse, NFL set to help grass-roots groups


With shelter-at-home orders raising the risk for domestic violence, the NFL is awarding grants to grass-roots organizations in areas most affected by COVID-19. Read the full article here.

Thielen Foundation & KFAN Radiothon Raises $280K for COVID-19 Relief


Vikings receiver Adam Thielen and his Thielen Foundation partnered with KFAN 100.3-FM and iHeart Radio-Minneapolis for a Minnesota Covid Relief Virtual Radiothon, raising more than $280,000. Read the full article here.

Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka and wife get creative to help WNY hospital workers


The Hauschkas paid to have 500 meals provided to hospital workers at Erie County Medical Center and Buffalo General Medical Center. The food was prepared and delivered by the Grange Community Kitchen in Hamburg. Read the full article here.

Donation from Ravens coach John Harbaugh, wife Ingrid will fund meals for Baltimore hospital workers during coronavirus pandemic


A donation from Ravens coach John Harbaugh and his wife, Ingrid, to the Central Baltimore Partnership will fund two meals per day for all emergency and critical-care workers at Union Memorial Hospital over the next four weeks. Read the full article here.

Chicago Bears commit $1.92 million to coronavirus relief efforts


The Bears and their charitable arm, Bears Care, are committing $1.92 million to COVID-19 relief efforts. The Bears previously announced a $250,000 donation to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund as part of that commitment. They will also give $250,000 each to the Advocate Charitable Foundation’s Relief Fund for Critical Care, Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund and the University of Chicago’s Community Support Programs. Read the full article here.

Las Vegas Raider, Richmond native Clelin Ferrell donates $100,000 to Richmond-based relief efforts


Las Vegas Raider and Richmond native Clelin Ferrell has agreed to donate $100,000 to two local relief efforts located in Richmond. Read the full article here.

Sean Lee Helps Feed Boys and Girls Club Kids in North Texas


Lee is teaming up with Albertsons, Tom Thumb and the Snavely Foundation to provide 50,000 meals for kids at North Texas Boys and Girls Clubs. Read the full article here.

Ryan O’Callaghan Foundation sending financial help now to LGBTQ student-athletes


O’Callaghan is turning the resources of his foundation to help some of these LGBTQ student-athletes who now find themselves back at home, away from their dorm room and meal services. Read the full article here.

Cardinals, State Farm Providing One Million Meals To Local Food Banks


As part of their ongoing commitment to improve the community, State Farm and the Cardinals are tackling the issue by donating over one million meals that will be distributed to five non-profit organizations. Read the full article here.

Bucs Mike Evans Makes $100,000 Donation for COVID-19 Relief


Wide receiver Mike Evans and his Mike Evans Family Foundation have pledged a total of $100,000 for COVID-19 relief efforts, with $50,000 going to the United Way Suncoast in support of efforts in the Tampa Bay region. The Foundation will also donate another $50,000 to Evans' hometown of Galveston, Texas to further aid in COVID-19 relief efforts there. Read the full article here.

Josh Norman donates $50,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts


Josh Norman pledged $50,000 to provide meals and web-based programs for kids who are in need. He also announced that Walmart has matched that donation and that the Publix in his hometown of Greenwood, South Carolina is also involved in the effort. In addition, he challenged other people, including former teammate Cam Newton, and companies to join the effort by donating and passing on the challenge. See the Instagram post here.

Kyler Murray makes $25,000 donation to provide meals for kids


Murray has made a $25,000 donation to the COVID-19 Emergency School Nutrition Fund established by GENYOUthnow. See the Tweet here.

Jameis Winston helps launch toll-free coronavirus hotline


Winston posted on his Twitter account that he has launched a toll-free hotline at 844-8378-26843 (TEST-COVID) where people can call in to have their questions and concerns about the highly contagious virus answered. See the Tweet here.

Seahawks’ DK Metcalf donates to Seattle hospital fighting COVID-19 and to hometown for meals


The Seahawks wide receiver and 2019 rookie star is donating $25,000 to Swedish Hospitals to fight the coronavirus pandemic in Seattle, and another $25,000 to feed needy people in his hometown of Oxford, Miss. Read the full article here.

Lambeau Field, Titletown to participate in #LightItBlue Thursday to support frontline workers in fight against COVID-19


Lambeau Field and Titletown will join dozens of other entertainment venues, landmarks and buildings throughout the country Thursday night in the #LightItBlue campaign to show support for the healthcare, frontline and essential workers who are risking their own health in the fight against COVID-19. Read the full article here.

John Ross 500-meal giveaway


On April 10, Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross will give away 500 meals. John also will donate $1,000 each to four restaurants that he frequented in his community of Long Beach. See the Instagram post here.

Titans Legend Eddie George thanks Ascension St. Thomas workers


Eddie George gives special shout out to health care workers at Ascension St. Thomas. See the Tweet here.

Arthur Blank pledges $1 million to help stadium workers during stoppage


The Home Depot co-founder has created a $1 million emergency relief fund for associates and gameday workers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The fund will provide assistance for the venue’s event-based associates, including ones that work for third-party companies in Levy Restaurants and SAFE Management. Read the full article here.

Eddie DeBartolo donates $2.65M for coronavirus treatment at Tampa General


Businessman and philanthropist Eddie DeBartolo Jr. and his wife Candy donated $2.65 million this week to Tampa General Hospital to help treat patients diagnosed with infectious diseases including COVID-19. Read the full article here.

Eli Manning thanks NYPH healthcare workers


Manning gives shout out to entire team at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. See the Tweet here.

Kendricks Helping COVID-19 Relief with Original Paintings


Kendricks will sell each painting on IG for $1000 — then will match that price and donate a total of $2000 to a food bank in the city of choice for whoever bought the painting. See the Instagram post here.

Cook, Hunter Make Donations to Help Purchase PPE for Healthcare Workers


The pair of Vikings Pro Bowlers announced Wednesday that they each made donations to North Memorial Health so that doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers can purchase personal protective equipment. Read the full article here.

Packers Give Back accepting Milwaukee grant applications for COVID-19 community relief funds


Grant applications are being accepted for Milwaukee nonprofit organizations seeking assistance through the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund in the Milwaukee area, with a total of $500,000 available. Read the full article here.

Smith, O'Donnell sending messages to fans


Bears linebacker Roquan Smith and punter Pat O'Donnell have discovered a unique way to raise money and lift spirits during the coronavirus pandemic. Through Cameo—a social media platform that allows fans to pay for personalized video messages from athletes and other celebrities—Smith and O'Donnell are taping and sending special individualized shout-outs to fans. Read the full article here.

LA Students Most In Need' Charitable Effort Raises Over $1.6 Million


The fundraiser was hosted by CBS Television Stations' KCBS 2/KCAL 9, and CBSN Los Angeles, with iHeart Radio stations in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Chargers, to help students and their families who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article here.

Nevin Lawson and Trayvon Mullen provide meals for Florida hospital workers


Nevin Lawson and Trayvon Mullen announced via Twitter they've partnered with Chick-fil-A to provide over 250 meals for emergency room response teams in Broward County, Fla. Through The Nevin Lawson Foundation, Lawson and Mullen will feed four hospitals within their community. Read the full article here.

Colts And Pacers Team Up To Support Indianapolis Community Centers In COVID-19 Emergency


On Monday, the teams challenged their fans to raise $200,000 for 12 community centers in Indianapolis. If the money is raised by noon on Thursday, April 9, the Colts and PSE will donate an additional $420,000: $35,000 for each of the centers included. Read the full article here.

AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC, JETS LINEMAN AND FORMER UH CAPTAIN LEO KOLOAMATANGI LAUNCHES HAWAII TOWARDS ZERO INITIATIVE


Koloamatangi has kickstarted the Hawaii Towards Zero website, which is aimed towards providing a resource for COVID-19 aid. The website will also have accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Read the full article here.

COLTS OWNER JIM IRSAY DONATES 10,000 N95 MASKS


Jim Irsay has acquired 10,000+ masks ( N-95) and will pass them on to Indiana State Dept. of Health for distribution as most urgently needed. Read the full article here.

BRANDON BEANE JOINS COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORTS BY CREATING UNIQUE DONATION OPPORTUNITY WITH UNITED WAY


Beane is donating $20,000 to relief efforts and is also teaming up with the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County – a longstanding Bills partner – to increase awareness for the recently established WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund. Read the full article here.

KIYA TOMLIN, STEELERS COACH MIKE TOMLIN'S WIFE, SEWING 500 MASKS A WEEK AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC


While the fashion designer isn't able to go to her Kiya Tomlin Work/Shop studio in Etna, she and her staff are hard at work at home on a new fashion design: protective masks. Read the full article here.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES OWNER JEFFREY LURIE GIVES $1 MILLION TO PENN MEDICINE RESEARCH TO FIGHT COVID-19


Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie made a $1 million contribution to Penn Medicine to establish the COVID-19 Immunology Defense Fund, laying the foundation for the world’s foremost experts to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article here.

T.J. WATT: HELPING WHERE THE NEED IS STRONG


Watt teamed with 412 Food Rescue, a Pittsburgh based organization that was founded as a response to the disconnect between food waste, hunger and environmental sustainability. The organization works with local distributors and mom and pop stores, chain restaurants to urban farms, to provide to those who are food insecure. Read the full article here.

RAIDERS PLEDGE $1 MILLION TO FIGHT COVID-19


The Las Vegas Raiders are proud to stand alongside the incredible community leaders that are doing everything that they can during this time of need. Health and safety is always our top priority and we'd like to salute Governor Sisolak, Jim Murren and the entire Task Force for their tireless efforts in supporting health officials and healthcare workers throughout the Silver State. Read the full article here.

PATRIOTS AND REVOLUTION TEAM WITH MASSACHUSETTS MILITARY SUPPORT FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE 1.4 MILLION MEALS TO ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES


The Kraft family, the New England Patriots Foundation and the Revolution Charitable Foundation have teamed with the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation (MMSF) to provide meals to active duty military, veterans and their families who have limited access to food due to the coronavirus. Read the full article here.

Brandon Copeland hosts virtual 'Life 101' for NFL players amid COVID-19 social distancing


Through the NFLPA, Copeland is teaching "Life 101" for NFL Players, a webinar series teaching strategies to manage investments and other financial advice. Read the full article here.

Jon Weeks sends lunch to Houston-area first responders


Jon Weeks provided lunch to Houston-area first responders on Tuesday, sending a Texas favorite, Whataburger, to Fire Stations 10, 11, 22 and 42 and medical staff at the Houston Emergency Center. See the tweet here.

McNair, Texans donate $100K to YMCA, Boys & Girls Club


The Houston Texans donated $100,000 to help Houston-area youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The club contributed $50,000 to the YMCA of Greater Houston and $50,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston to support children and their families in need of essential goods and services. Read the full article here.

Peyton Manning and Brandon Stokley donate blood to help community during COVID-19 crisis


Giving blood today with PFM Children’s Hospital Colorado. Make an appointment at the Children’s Hospital Colorado Donor Center or at a local Red Cross. Read the full article here.

Myles Garrett to team with Cleveland Hope Exchange, area businesses for big food donation


Garrett teamed with the Cleveland Hope Exchange and a number of area businesses to provide more than 24,000 pounds of food and additional resources to those in need in Cleveland's Clark-Fulton neighborhood. The Cleveland Hope Exchange also hopes to raise $50,000 through the event. Read the full article here.

WR Jarvis Landry donates $15,000 of hygiene products to East Cleveland City School District families in partnership with Meijer


WR Jarvis Landry has personally donated $15,000 to provide hygiene products to East Cleveland City School District students and families amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. Landry partnered with Meijer to secure the supply for East Cleveland Schools, which was selected as the recipient through the Cleveland Browns Foundation's "Get 2 School, Stay in the Game!" Network. Read the full article here.

Miles Boykin hosted virtual meet and greet with all funds going to United Way


"We need to come together to provide relief & support to those who need it most! I’ll be hosting a virtual meet & greet on Chatalyze April 2nd from 7-8PM with ALL proceeds going directly to the @UnitedWay’s COVID-19 Relief Fund." See Miles Boykin's tweet here.

Willie Snead partners with United Health Care to help feed Baltimore residents


"Let’s all come together to defeat this virus. Special thanks to United Health Care (@UHC) for partnering with me to help feed the city of Baltimore during this time of need!" See Willie Snead's tweet here.

Lions powering Empowerment Plan's pivot to medical supply production


Matt and Raina Patricia are working with Empowerment Plan, a Detroit-based nonprofit that employs displaced single parents to make coats that convert into sleeping bags, fighting the issue of homelessness on two fronts, to mass produce surgical masks. Read the full article here.

See what the NFL family is up to while they #StayHomeStayStrong


Titans CB Malcolm Butler Donates Funds to Help Those in Nashville, Hometown of Vicksburg, Impacted by Coronavirus Outbreak


In Nashville, Butler is making a donation to Meharry Medical College to purchase supplies for healthcare workers and first responders, and to provide them meals. His donation will also purchase test kits so Nashville citizens can get tested. The meals will be provided by Kingdom Cafe. In his hometown of Vicksburg, Miss., Butler will work with the mayor and the United Way of West Central Mississippi to feed 600 seniors who are unable to leave their homes, and shop for themselves. Read the full article here.

Packers dining staff supporting school and healthcare workers


While Lambeau Field is closed as Wisconsin stays safer at home for the next several weeks, the Green Bay Packers team dining staff is continuing to work in support of critical workers in the community during this difficult time. Read the full article here.

Christian McCaffrey launches 22 and You program


"Today, I'm launching a new initiative called "22 and You" to support our frontline healthcare heroes in the Carolinas." To learn more, click here.

Tom Brady partners with Wheels Up to supply 10 million meals to Feeding America.


"Proud to partner with wheels Up for their #MealsUp Initiative to supply 10 million meals to Feeding America." To learn more, click here.

Patriots' plane bringing 1.2 million masks to United States


The New England Patriots' team plane is being used to transport 1.2 million N95 masks from Shenzhen, China, to the United States. Read the full article here.

Denzel Ward to cover biggest monthly expense for 21 Clevelanders out of work due to coronavirus pandemic


Denzel Ward has made a name for himself covering the NFL’s best receivers, but this month, he’ll make you know his name for a more noble reason. Read the full article here.

Yes, Bills' Levi Wallace gave out his phone number. Here's why


The Buffalo Bills' cornerback posted his cellphone number on Instagram at about noon Tuesday, and invited anyone who wanted to talk with him to call. Read the full article here.

Former Chiefs great Will Shields donates 96,000 meals to families impacted by COVID-19


First Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes showed up for Harvesters, then Kansas City, Kansas, native and “Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet added his own donation.

Now, former Chiefs great and NFL Hall of Famer Will Shields is doing his part. Read the full article here.

Arizona Cardinals add 2 more coronavirus blood drives at State Farm Stadium


To meet the continued critical demand for blood donations, the Arizona Cardinals are partnering with Anheuser-Busch to host two blood drives next week at State Farm Stadium in conjunction with the American Red Cross. Read the full article here.

Wheels up and RusselL Wilson to donate 10 Million meals to nonprofit Feeding America


Private aviation start-up Wheels Up is going “Meals Up” to donate 10 million meals to nonprofit Feeding America, partnering with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. See the full story here.

Coronavirus: Drive-thru testing at TIAA Bank Field now open to all ages


Federally sponsored testing for the coronavirus at Lot J outside TIAA Bank Field has been expanded to include all ages, but only if people meet the other screening criteria. Read the full article here.

DeSantis: COVID-19 testing site to open outside Hard Rock Stadium


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has confirmed a federally supported COVID-19 testing facility is being set up in the parking lot of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Read the full article here.

FedEx Field Parking Lot To Be Used As Coronavirus Screening Site


The Washington Redskins have joined the fight against COVID-19 by working with the Prince George's and Maryland Health Department to setup FedEx Field's parking lots as a community screening station. Read the full article here.

Cardinals Make $1 Million Founding Donation To AZ Coronavirus Fund


With the coronavirus impacting people throughout the state, the Cardinals are making a commitment to help their neighbors. Read the full article here.

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation announces nearly $5.4 million in funding for COVID-19 relief efforts


In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation today announced nearly $5.4 million in funding for immediate and long-term recovery assistance to organizations providing critical support throughout Georgia and Montana. Read the full article here.

Arizona Cardinals add 2 more coronavirus blood drives at State Farm Stadium


To meet the continued critical demand for blood donations, the Arizona Cardinals are partnering with Anheuser-Busch to host two blood drives next week at State Farm Stadium in conjunction with the American Red Cross. Read the full article here.

Ravens, Owner Steve Bisciotti Donate $1 Million to Combat COVID-19 Crisis


As the Ravens navigate free agency and operate business remotely, they are also reaching out in the Baltimore community to help those in need during these challenging times. Read the full article here.

Bills Owners Terry, Kim Pegula Pledge $1.2M in Coronavirus Aid to Western NY


Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula have pledged $1.2 million in community aid to western New York citizens during the coronavirus pandemic, the team announced Wednesday. Read the full article here.

David A. Tepper Foundation donates more than $2.6 million to help with COVID-19 response


Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper, through the David A. Tepper Foundation, this week donated $2.65 million to help the local community in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition, the Foundation is supporting relief efforts in other parts of the country. Read the full article here.

Bears donate $250,000 to COVID-19 response fund


To help those in need affected by the coronavirus, the Bears are making a $250,000 donation to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund. The Fund is in collaboration with the City of Chicago, the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago. Read the full article here.

Haslams donate $1.5 million to Ohio COVID-19 relief funds


Haslam Sports Group founders Dee and Jimmy Haslam on behalf of the Haslam family on Monday pledged $1.5 million to COVID-19 relief funds throughout the state of Ohio. Read the full article here.

Packers to establish COVID-19 community relief funds totaling $1.5 million


The Green Bay Packers today announced they will establish COVID-19 Community Relief Funds totaling $1.5 million, through Packers Give Back, to assist efforts in Brown County and the Milwaukee area. Read the full article here.

Texans Senior Chair Janice McNair and the McNair Family donate $500,000 


Houston Texans Senior Chair Janice McNair announced a donation of $500,000 to the Houston Food Bank and Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston Meals on Wheels on behalf of the McNair Family. These dollars will assist the nonprofits in continuing to serve the Houston community amid the COVID-19 crisis. Read the full article here.

Challenge Met: Jim Irsay Adds $1 Million Donation For Gleaners Food Bank


In response to hunger relief needs related to the COVOID-19 health emergency, Colts owner Jim Irsay this week issued a million dollar challenge to Colts Nation: as soon as $200,000 was raised locally for relief boxes from Gleaners Food Bank, Irsay would unlock a $1 million gift on top of that for his fellow Hoosier neighbors. Read the full article here.

Jaguars Owner Shad Khan Personally Commits $1 Million to Support Northeast Florida's Response to COVID-19


Jacksonville Jaguars Owner Shad Khan today personally committed $1 million in support of northeast Florida's response to the COVID-19 crisis. The donation is designed to provide essential support to local organizations focused on the immediate health and well-being of First Coast residents. Read the full article here.

Batch provides comfort for area families


Through the 'Best of the Batch Foundation,' and with the help of donations from friends like Maurkice Pouncey and Jerome Bettis, the Batches created comfort for many seeking it. Read the full article here.

Chargers Encourage Community to Donate to L.A. Regional Food Bank


In an effort to provide support for those who are suffering as a result of the Coronavirus, the Los Angeles Chargers announced a $250,000 donation to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to ensure hunger relief service continue uninterrupted for vulnerable Angelenos. Read the full article here.

Community Social Roundup: Rams players assist in COVID-19 relief efforts


Quarterback Jared Goff and offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth announced last week they were donating $250,000 each to help finance 2 million meals in partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Read the full article here.

Stephen Ross, Miami Dolphins Pledge $500,000 To Support Elderly And Youth Impacted By COVID-19


Stephen Ross and the Miami Dolphins announced a pledge of $500,000 to help meet critical needs for elderly and youth in the community as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

Wilf Family, Vikings Encourage Fans & Commit $500K During COVID-19 Crisis


"As an organization, we are committing $250,000 to assist our community in this fight. The Wilf Family Foundations is matching that amount to bring the total to $500,000 for various community causes." Read the full article here.

Pelicans and Saints owner Gayle Benson creates assistance fund in wake of coronavirus


 New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson made a personal donation of $1 million to create the Gayle Benson Community Assistance Fund in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the teams announced Monday. Read the full article here.

Amid coronavirus pandemic, here is Giants’ touching charitable gesture for N.J. first responders


The New York Giants have funded a new program to provide childcare at no cost to emergency response personnel at the Meadowlands YMCA for the next 10 weeks. Read the full article here.

Jets & Johnson Family Donate $1 Million to United Way


The New York Jets and the Johnson Family have made a $1 million joint donation to multiple local United Way agencies in an effort to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

Steelers announce donation to United Way


The Pittsburgh Steelers announced a $100,000 donation to the United Way Emergency Basic Needs Fund to help against the fight of the COVID-19 virus, it was announced today. Read the full article here.

49ers Contribute $500,000 to Support Employees and Community


The San Francisco 49ers are committing $500,000 to support employees and the greater community in response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. Read the full article here.

Vulcan Inc. and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Announce Efforts to Support Seattle's Response to COVID-19 Crisis


With a global health crisis taking its toll on the Puget Sound Region, Vulcan Inc., the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers are doing their part to make a difference in the community. Read the full article here.

Matt Ryan providing support in midst of coronavirus outbreak


Matt Ryan is planning to donate $100,000 to help those in Atlanta impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, according to a report by ESPN's Vaughn McClure. Read the full article here.

Buffalo Bills player donates $100,000 to FeedMore WNY


Buffalo Bills Center Mitch Morse is earning MVP status in the off-season by showing the people of Western New York they are always close to his heart. Read the full article here.

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills players contributing in wake of coronavirus pandemic


In the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, people all over the country are experiencing tough times from loss of a paycheck to food shortages in addition to fighting the illness itself. While Buffalo Bills owners Kim and Terry Pegula recently announced $1.2 million to aid in the response, players have also begun helping those in need. Read the full article here.

Larry Ogunjobi donating 100,000 meals to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank


A day after Baker Mayfield donated $50,000 to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and helped supplement staff wages for a meal-delivery program, Browns teammate Larry Ogunjobi announced he, too, will be helping the food bank. Read the full article here.

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Baker Mayfield donating to Norman Meals on Wheels, Cleveland food bank


Baker Mayfield is giving back to Norman, Oklahoma, and Cleveland, Ohio, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Browns quarterback announced Thursday that he and his wife, Emily, are matching donations up to $50,000 to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Read the full article here.

A list of athletes and sports organizations providing donations, relief during the coronavirus pandemic


With COVID-19 affecting countless lives, many have stepped forward in an effort to provide aid. Read the full article here.

Cowboys’ DeMarcus Lawrence makes impact in fight against coronavirus


Thanks to Lawrence, hundreds of meals were donated to Dallas first responders from two food trucks and a local taqueria. Read the full article here.

JJ Watt and Kealia Ohai donate $350,000 to foodbank amid coronavirus outbreak


NFL player JJ Watt and his wife Kealia Ohai, a professional soccer player for the Chicago Red Stars, have led the way, donating $350,000 to the Houston Food Bank. Read the full article here.

Laremy Tunsil Donating $250,000 For COVID-19 Relief


Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil is donating up to $250,000 toward COVID-19 relief in both his native Lake City, Florida and Houston. Read the full article here.

Colts' Pierre Desir donates 20,000 meals to help St. Louis Food Bank in coronavirus crisis


Desir pledged a donation large enough to provide more than 20,000 meals to struggling families during this crisis. Read the full article here.

Patrick Mahomes' foundation donates $100K to provide meals, household items to families in need


The star players of the Kansas City Chiefs continue to do good in the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.

Tyrann Mathieu’s foundation donates 30,000 meals to food bank


Earlier this week, Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill challenged teammates to donate meals to Harvesters, a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Read the full article here.

Rams and KABC to host "Te'LA'thon" for Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 24


The Los Angeles Rams and KABC are teaming up to host a virtual "Te'LA'thon," TUESDAY, MARCH 24 (4:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. PST), to assist Southern California response efforts during this unprecedented global health crisis. Read the full article here.

Brandin Cooks, Johnny Hekker helping with coronavirus relief


After Andrew Whitworth and Jared Goff each donated $250,000 to help the Los Angeles community, Brandin Cooks and Johnny Hekker are also doing their part. Read the full article here.

Kyle Rudolph, Adam Thielen, Anthony Barr among Vikings helping during COVID-19 outbreak


As people across the U.S. and Minnesota grapple with the economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak, several Vikings are working through their foundations and charitable partners to help. Read the full article here.

Zach and Julie Ertz donate $100K to Philabundance during coronavirus outbreak


Zach and Julie Ertz, through the Ertz Family Foundation, are donating $100,000 to Philabundance in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Read the full article here.

CORONAVIRUS NFL UPDATE: RUSSELL WILSON AND WIFE CIARA DONATE ONE MILLION MEALS TO SEATTLE FOODBANK


Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, Ciara, have pledged to donate one million meals to help the families affected by the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. Read the full article here.

Adrian Peterson celebrates birthday by donating $100,000 to help coronavirus aid


March 21 marks the 35th birthday of Redskins running back, Adrian Peterson. While birthdays are typically used for self-care and Instagram posts, AP used his day to help those in need. Read the full article here.

Texans' Bill O'Brien, wife Colleen donating $100,000 to Houston Food Bank


Texans coach Bill O'Brien and his wife, Colleen O'Brien, are donating $100,000 to the Houston Food Bank. Read the full article here.

Field hospital at Seattle's CenturyLink Field Event Center could open by next week


The field hospital at CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle will be one of 8 in Washington state to help hospitals facing an overflow of coronavirus patients. Read the full story here.

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