The National Football League’s three Florida-based teams — the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars — are rallying together to show their support for the Orlando shooting victims at Pulse nightclub.
The three teams have joined forces to donate a total of $400,000 to the OneOrlando Fund, which was formed by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to support the families of victims and survivors from the awful incident that left 49 dead and dozens more injured.
“Our City has just begun to recover from the impact of the Pulse tragedy,” said Mayor Dyer. “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. Words cannot begin to express how grateful we are for the outpouring of support from across the globe.”
“Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. This was a deeply disturbing and tragic event, one that has had reverberations across the entire country,” said Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We are encouraged by the strength and resilience of the Orlando community and will continue to look for ways to lend our support.”
The news comes as the Orlando community continues to recover from the horrifying tragedy and it brings a sense of togetherness that will assist in the healing process for all.