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

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

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  As Hurricane Irma approaches, Dolphins relocating operations to California Owner Stephen Ross is flying the entire team to the West Coast ahead of next week's game at the Chargers.Multiple outlets reported Friday that owner Stephen Ross has chartered a flight out of Miami that is scheduled to leave for Los Angeles Friday evening. Players, coaches and family members who are still in South Florida are welcome on the plane, ESPN said.

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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Canadian couple stranded on Caribbean island pleads for help, evacuation .
At least two Canadians are stranded on the island of St. Maarten in the path of Hurricane Irma, and friends say they haven’t received any direction on how to evacuate.Michael Moriarty and his wife, Meryl, travelled to St. Maarten from Ajax on Sunday for a vacation. When Hurricane Irma struck on Wednesday, the couple said they were “stuck” with “no food (and) no water,” according to an email they sent to friends. “Desperate for (evacuation), need as much help as possible,” the email reads. “Please get all friends to call Canadian consulate they are our only hope of rescue.”Jill Davis received the email Thursday.

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