CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals and NFL Foundation are donating $75,000 to help those directly affected by a shooting rampage in Dayton, Ohio that left 10 people dead.
The donation to The Dayton Foundation will go to a fund for the wounded and the families of those killed in the city's popular Oregon District early Sunday. The shooting occurred a few hours after 22 people were killed in a shooting in El Paso, Texas.
The Bengals made the hour-long drive to Dayton last month and held their first training camp practice there as part of the NFL's celebration of its 100th season. The league considers a game played in Dayton in 1920 as its first.
Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys are donating $50,000 to a fund for victims of the mass shooting that killed 22 people and left about two dozen others injured in El Paso, Texas.
The team said Wednesday the NFL Foundation was planning a matching donation to the El Paso Community Foundation Victims' Fund. Cowboys executive vice president Charlotte Jones Anderson is chairwoman of the NFL Foundation.
The Cowboys have had community outreach programs for years in El Paso, the far West Texas city with a large contingent of Dallas fans. Owner Jerry Jones said earlier in the week the team is "so appreciative of the support we have in El Paso."
Jones Anderson said the club's hope is that "so many others in Texas and around the country will be inspired to assist the loved ones who are grieving."
The El Paso foundation is waiving administrative and credit card fees for donations. The website to donate is https://payments.epcf.org.
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