NFL To Host ‘Draft-A-Thon’ To Benefit COVID-19 Relief Efforts


It’s no secret the NFL draft is going to be way different this year with everything going on, but with those changes comes a great idea.

The NFL announced that the 2020 NFL Draft will serve as a three-day virtual fundraiser benefiting six charities — selected by the NFL Foundation — that are battling the spread of COVID-19 and delivering relief to millions in need.

The “Draft-A-Thon” will be featured across the live Draft coverage on ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and NFL Network April 23-25 and pay tribute to healthcare workers and first responders in a variety of ways — including raising funds for the work being done to combat the impact of COVID-19. Funds will help support six national nonprofits and their respective COVID-19 relief efforts including:

» American Red Cross

» CDC Foundation’s All of Us: Combat Coronavirus Campaign

» Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund

» Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund

» Salvation Army

» United Way’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

“As we face this global health crisis together, we are filled with gratitude for the extraordinary work of first responders, healthcare workers and many others who are helping those in need,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Fans and other supporters can donate through one central fund throughout the three days, which will add to the more than $43 million already donated by the collective NFL family. More details about the Draft-A-Thon and how to donate will be announced in the coming days.