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NFL to Auction Used Jerseys After Bucs-Chiefs Game to Support Hurricane Ian Relief Efforts

the National Football League Foundation will donate $1 million to Hurricane Ian relief efforts, matching the donation from the Glazer family, owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The NFL will also auction off a series of tampa bay jerseysKansas City game on Sunday night to support relief efforts.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) receives a pass under pressure from Indianapolis Colts defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) during a game on September 25, 2022 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
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“Following Sunday Night Kansas City ChiefsTampa Bay Buccaneers, the NFL will also auction off a limited number of game-worn jerseys and other one-of-a-kind items that fans can bid on at NFL.com/auction to support the American Red Cross Hurricane Ian relief efforts.” the NFL said in a statement.

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The Glazer family, which has owned the Bucs since 1995, announced a $1 million donation Thursday.

“The destruction suffered in Southwest Florida and the damage suffered throughout our state will be felt for some time,” Buccaneers co-owner Darcie Glazer Kassewitz said, according to the Bucs’ website.

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“Entire communities will be required to work together resiliently over an extended period of time, and our family is committed to aiding in the recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with the countless people affected, the heroic first responders, and all those who help support others.” safe”. .”

A view of empty seats as players warm up before a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.

A view of empty seats as players warm up before a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.
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Sunday night’s game between the Chiefs and the Bucs almost had to be moved due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian in South Florida.

The Bucs were forced to relocate to Miami, practicing at the Dolphins’ practice facility this week as they prepared for their Week 4 game.

The NFL announced that US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota would be used for the game if Raymond James Stadium were damaged. The Minnesota Vikings play the New Orleans Saints in London, making their stadium available.

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However, the Tampa area was spared the worst damage from the hurricane, allowing the Bucs to play the Chiefs in their home stadium.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the many thousands in the Southwest Florida region who have been severely affected by Hurricane Ian,” the Buccaneers said in a statement Thursday. “We are also very grateful that the Tampa Bay area did not experience the most damaging consequences of this powerful storm.”

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during a game against the Green Bay Packers on September 25, 2022 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during a game against the Green Bay Packers on September 25, 2022 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
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“We have informed the NFL, after consultation with state and local agencies, that we are ready to play Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium as originally scheduled.”

Both Kansas City and Tampa Bay are coming off losses in Week 3 losses.

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