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SBD/November 7, 2012/Sports in Society
Giants, Jets, Other N.Y. Franchises Team Up For Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Published November 7, 2012
MORE HELP COMING: In Newark, Tom Luicci noted Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti yesterday "headed a delegation from Piscataway to the Sandy-battered Shore town of Union Beach ... that delivered supplies and then handed them out to residents of one of the hardest hit communities in the state from last week's devastating storm" (NJ.com, 11/6). On Long Island, Steve Zipay notes the Islanders "will hold a free public skate at Nassau Coliseum on Monday from 2-8 p.m. to benefit" storm victims. Those who wish to attend can "skate on a first-come, first-served basis (fans must bring their own skates), and all who attend are encouraged to donate non-perishable goods, clothing and money" (NEWSDAY, 11/7).
OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS: PROFOOTBALLTALK.com's Mike Florio noted Colts Owner Jim Irsay "will match online contributions made" through Friday. Fans can donate by "visiting the Colts website or the page that has been devoted to the effort at the American Red Cross website" (PROFOOTBALLTALK.com, 11/2). In a separate piece Florio noted the Vikings and Owner Zygi Wilf, "a New Jersey native, have added $100,000 to the relief effort" (PROFOOTBALLTALK.com, 11/2). NYRA last Saturday announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross for relief efforts (NYRA). The Lakers "donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist victims." Additionally, the team "has promised to match up to an additional $50,000 of donations from fans, bringing their total contribution to $100,000" (LATIMES.com, 11/2).