NFL raises over $100 million for COVID-19 relief during NFL Draft
The NFL did an amazing thing this year, deciding to use the annual draft as an opportunity to raise funds for COVID-19 relief. It was a huge success for the league.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the NFL was forced to change its draft plans this year, holding a virtual draft to maintain and adhere to social distancing guidelines. In an effort to raise money for those who have been most affected by the virus, the league also decided to host a draft-a-thon as a way to raise money.
On Saturday evening, when the draft concluded, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that over $100 million had been raised for coronavirus relief.
“We wanted to make a difference by honoring and supporting those impacted by this pandemic, especially those on the front lines,” Goodell said. “I’m thrilled to share with you that thanks to your generous contributions and those of the NFL family, more than $100 million has been raised for COVID-19 relief. That is fantastic. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”
The NFL will be donating the money to the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, Feeding America and the CDC Foundation.