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Field Yates ESPN first reported the news.
The league will provide an opportunity for fans to contribute to the American Red Cross, We All, Feed America, Meals On Wheels, Salvation Army and United Way during the three-day event from April 23-25.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gave a statement about the fundraising plan:
“When we face this global health crisis together, we are filled with gratitude for the extraordinary work of first responders, health workers and many others who help those in need. Draft-A-Thon will provide much-needed funding for many people suffer as well as those who are at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic. Conduct this event virtually, and take all necessary precautions while doing so, underscoring the importance of staying at home and staying strong during an unprecedented moment in our history . “
The draft was originally scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, but the league was announced it will be held almost because of concerns about COVID-19.
ESPN, ABC and the NFL Network will still take action, also providing viewers with fundraising information for six charities.
NFL Foundation donated $ 3.4 million as part of a COVID-19 relief effort, while clubs, players and owners in the “NFL family” have joined to donate more than $ 43 million.