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NFL and Houston Stars Provide Support for Harvey Victims

The Dallas Cowboys were supposed to face the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium this Thursday night. However, due to the historic and unprecedented flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the National Football League has decided to stage the game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

According to a statement from the NFL, the game will kickoff Thursday night at 7 p.m. Central Time. Details on tickets, parking and other game day logistics will be announced later in the week.

The NFL Foundation will match Houston Texans owner Robert C. McNair, his wife Janice and the Texans’ $1 million contribution to the United Way Relief Fund to address the immediate needs of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The total $2 million contribution will support first response efforts by the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the United Way of Greater Houston.

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane, the Astros ownership group and the Astros Foundation will donate $4 million to relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the team announced Monday night.

“We are committed to doing our part to provide aid and assistance to the thousands of Houston-area residents that are desperately in need right now,” Crane said in a statement. “We encourage others in our region and beyond to help out in any way that they can.”

Moreover, Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has donated $4 million to the Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts. Point guard Chris Paul has donated $50,000 to J.J. Watt’s foundation through YouCaring.com.

“Our hearts are heavy seeing the devastation that so many of our friends, family and neighbors are experiencing,” the team announced in a statement. “Leslie Alexander has contributed $4 million to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund in an effort to help Clutch City come back stronger than ever. Please stay safe, Houston.”

 

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