NFL, NFLPA to donate $1 million to 9/11 charities

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Associated Press

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 31 at 1:57 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and the players' union are donating $1 million to memorials and charities to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The first Sunday of the regular season is Sept. 11, and includes games matching the Dallas Cowboys at the New York Jets and the New York Giants at the Washington Redskins.

The NFL and NFL Players Association will contribute $500,000 to the 9/11 Museum & Memorial in Lower Manhattan, and $250,000 to be divided between the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon Memorial Fund in Washington.

In addition, the NFL and NFLPA will donate all proceeds from the sale of auction items from games played on Sept. 11.

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Online: www.NFL.com/Auction.

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