NFL Draft will serve as virtual fundraiser benefiting six charities battling the coronavirus pandemic

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Millions of sports fans will tune in to the 2020 NFL Draft when it begins on April 23, which is why the NFL will use the event as a platform to help raise money to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

On Wednesday, the NFL announced that it will set up a “draft-a-thon” to raise money for six charities that are working to offer relief for those impacted by the ongoing pandemic.

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Fans will be able to donate during all three days of the NFL Draft.

The six charities that the “draft-a-thon” will benefit include the American Red Cross, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Foundation’s All of Us: Coronavirus Combat Campaign, Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, Meals on Wheels’ COVID-19 Response Fund, the Salvation Army and the United Way’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.

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Despite all of the controversy surrounding whether or not the league should follow through with the virtual draft, the NFL is using its stage for a good cause to help “deliver relief to millions in need,” it said.

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