I received this email today. It's great the Professional Sports world is getting involved. It would be nice to see Terrel Owens doing his part, especially if he believes he is the greatest.
WorkInSports.com has announced that it will be donating 5% of all new membership sales through the end of the year to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and 25% for each member that uses the REDCROSS reference (see below for details).
With the massive devastation left behind by Hurricane Katrina, leagues, teams and players in the sports industry are rallying to support the Hurricane Katrina Relief effort.
The NFL, NHL/NHLPA, MLB, NBA have each pledged to donate $1 million to the American Red Cross.
In Thursday's announcement, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said that through the help of fans, MLB employees and business partners, baseball hopes to ultimately raise as much as $3 million.
The NBA's commitment is in addition to the National Basketball Players Association announcement that the union will raise $1 million to assist in procuring and delivering supplies, including food and clothing, to the hardest-hit areas of the devastating storm that ripped through Louisiana, Mississippi and surrounding regions.
For the first period of each team's home opener, NHL players will wear a jersey bearing a special patch confirming the Clubs' and players' commitment to the people and communities impacted. The jerseys will be collected and then auctioned by the NHL and the NHLPA to add to their initial donation.
The NFL will be filming a public service announcements to air in stadiums this weekend featuring Commissioner Paul Tagliabue that encourages fans to contribute to relief organizations. As well as working with its licensees and teams to contribute needed product, the NFL and company sponsor Campbell's are working with NFL teams to redirect all product from the Tackling Hunger promotion (32,000 cans of soup) to relief areas.
Individual teams and players throughout sports are aiding the relief effort by, among other things, donating money, hosting food drives and auctioning memorabilia. The Dodgers, for instance, raised about $200,000 in the Dodger Stadium parking lot on Wednesday, while the Yankees donated $1 million to the American Red Cross.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre and his team loaded the team plane with relief supplies and have partnered with Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair, who has arranged to have a truck meet the plane in Nashville. The goods will then be driving to hard hit areas in Mississippi.
Aid has come in many forms including providing jobs for displaced sports industry staff. The Orlando the Magic volunteered to hire 11 New Orleans Hornets employees and house them for free at the Marriott Vacation Club.
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When you buy a One (1) Month Membership to WorkInSports.com, you will receive an additional month at no extra charge. WorkInSports.com will be donating 25% of this membership fee to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help the people affected by Hurricane Katrina.
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