Sports Dolphins owner pledges $1M to Hurricane Irma relief effort

22:11  13 september  2017
22:11  13 september  2017 Source:   theScore

Report: Dolphins-Buccaneers game likely postponed until November

  Report: Dolphins-Buccaneers game likely postponed until November The NFL reportedly announced on Tuesday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins game — originally scheduled for Miami on Sunday — will not be played in South Beach due to the increased threat of Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida over the weekend. Dolphins home game vs. Buccaneers, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at Hard Rock Stadium, will not be played in Miami on Sunday.

After Hurricane Irma devastated parts of Florida, Stephen Ross, the Miami Dolphins owner , has pledged to help the recovery efforts . Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs is also matching donations sent for Hurricane Irma relief .

In an effort to rebuild Southern Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma , Miami Dophins owner Stephen Ross is donating $ 1 million of his own money to the relief fund.

  Dolphins owner pledges $1M to Hurricane Irma relief effort © Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross pledged to donate $1 million to help with recovery efforts in Florida following Hurricane Irma, the team announced Wednesday.

"The devastation throughout Florida was heartbreaking, but I am inspired by the resilience and spirit of our state to help rebuild," Ross said in a statement. "Our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by Hurricane Irma and we are committed to helping in long term recovery efforts."

The Dolphins also announced efforts that include using their volunteer program - the "Miami Dolphins Special Teams" - to help with rebuilding projects around Florida.

As well as Ross' pledge, the Dolphins have partnered with AARP Foundation and will match every dollar raised, with "100 percent of the money raised going directly into the community."

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