The National Football League Foundation Donates $100,000 to The One Fund Boston

Donation matches contribution from the Kraft family

 April 26, 2013 – The National Football League Foundation announced today a $100,000 donation to The One Fund Boston to support the victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15. 

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and the Kraft Family have been generating donations online that will be distributed via The One Fund Boston. The Kraft Family challenged their community to raise money and pledged to match donations up to $100,000.  With the contribution from the NFL Foundation, the Kraft family announced Thursday that $617,000 has been raised thus far.   

“Our hearts go out to all those affected,” said Charlotte Jones Anderson, chairman of the NFL Foundation and executive vice president of the Dallas Cowboys. “We know the victims, their families and the entire community face a long recovery, and we hope our donation helps to ensure the necessary resources are available to them.” 

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced the creation of The One Fund Boston to collect donations for distribution to the victims and their families. 

Those interested in assisting victims of the attack can learn more or contribute through the Patriots’ website

The National Football League Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football – from players at all levels to communities across the country. The NFL Foundation represents the 32 NFL clubs and supports the health and safety of athletes, youth football, and the communities which support our game.

For more information on The NFL Foundation, visit: www.NFLFoundation.org.

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