NFL Teams Support Uvalde Community

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Gathering at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Image by Nuri Vallbona, Reuters

The Dallas Cowboys are doing their part to support a hurting Texas community. The team announced Wednesday it is teaming up with the NFL Foundation to donate $400,000 to the city of Uvalde.

The two groups will donate $200,000 to the Robb School Memorial Fund and $200,000 to the Uvalde Strong Fund.

“Our hearts are broken for the families affected by the senseless tragedy that occurred in Uvalde, Texas on May 24th, 2022,” Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President Charlotte Jones said. “There are simply no words to describe the pain and sorrow that we feel for the Uvalde community. We hold them tight in our thoughts and continued prayers.”

The $400,000 will directly support families, survivors, and the community, WFAA reported.

The Robb School Memorial Fund is set up in collaboration with the OneStar Foundation, a group dedicated to “creating pathways for individuals and organizations to engage, connect, and accelerate their impact.”

Uvalde CISD and local organizations support the fund. Anyone who wants to donate can visit this link.

The Uvalde Strong Fund is coordinated through the Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country. The fund was set up to support the individuals, families, and community organizations connected to the Robb Elementary tragedy.

Those wishing to donate to Uvalde Strong can visit this link.

The Cowboys announcement came after Houston Texans coach Lovie Smith also promised $400,000 to Uvalde.

Smith opened his Wednesday morning press conference by saying his players had raised $200,000 for the Robb School Memorial Fund.

“Well, it said exactly what we know on the inside — we have real, quality men that pay attention,” Smith said of the players’ donation. “We want our team to be involved in what’s happening in our world, in our country, and that’s a way to show it.”

Texans owner Cal McNair then promised to match the $200,000 donation, bringing the total to $400,000.

“Texans care about Texans, especially in times of triumph and tragedy,” McNair said. “I’m so proud of our players for championing this effort and was inspired to support our neighbors in Uvalde alongside them. I also know we have a great responsibility to lend our voices to important and meaningful conversations that bring awareness to senseless gun violence.”

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