MIAMI (WSVN) - The Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers all united in support of the survivors and families who lost loved ones in the shooting at an Orlando nightclub, earlier this month.
Along with the National Football League Foundation, the NFL announced Friday that the foundation and the teams will contribute a collective $400,000 to the OneOrlando Fund.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer praised the NFL and the teams for their contribution. “The support of partners like the NFL and the NFL’s three Florida-based teams sends a signal to our City that we are not in this alone. The money we are raising will provide a way to help us respond to the needs of our community, now and in the time to come.”
“It’s hard to find words to describe the emotions we all felt when news of this senseless tragedy broke,” said Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross. “We are united with the NFL, the Jaguars, and the Buccaneers in making this commitment to the OneOrlando Fund. We give our heartfelt condolences to those impacted by this horrific act and are hopeful that these donations help in their time of need.”
On June 12, an armed gunman walked into Pulse, a known LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, and fatally shot 49 people using an automatic weapon before police stormed the place and killed the shooter. Scores of people will hurt and several remain hospitalized to this day.
The OneOrlando Fund was formed by Dyer to support victims’ families and survivors. For more information on assisting the Orlando community or contributing to the OneOrlando Fund please visit: www.oneorlando.org.
For more information on the NFL donation visit this link.