The Foundation of the National Football League will donate $1 million to Hurricane Ian relief efforts, as will the donation from the Glazer family, owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The NFL will also auction off a number of game-used items tampa bay jerseys-Kansas City game Sunday night to support relief efforts.
“Next Sunday night’s Kansas City Chiefs-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, the NFL will also auction off a limited number of game-used jerseys and other unique items that fans can bid on at NFL.com/auction to support Hurricane Ian relief efforts in the American Red Cross,” the NFL said in a statement.
BUCS will welcome the Chiefs to their home stadium despite Hurricane Ian’s destruction in Florida
The Glazer family, owners of the Bucs since 1995, announced a $1 million donation Thursday.
“The destruction suffered in Southwest Florida and the damage inflicted throughout our state will be felt for some time,” Buccaneers co-owner Darcie Glazer Kassewitz said, according to the Bucs’ website.
MIKE EVANS BACK FOR BUCS VS. CAPS AFTER ONE-Match SUSPENSION: ‘I HAVE TO BE BETTER FOR MY TEAM’
“It will require entire communities to work together resiliently over an extended period, and our family is committed to helping with the recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with the countless people affected, the heroic first responders and all those helping to keep the safety of others.”
Sunday night game between the Chiefs and the Bucs almost had to move due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian in South Florida.
The Bucs were forced to move to Miami, practicing at the Dolphins’ practice facility this week as they prepared for their Week 4 game.
The NFL announced that U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, would be used for the game if Raymond James Stadium was damaged. The Minnesota Vikings are playing the New Orleans Saints in London, making their stadium available.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM
However, the Tampa area was spared the worst of the hurricane damage, allowing the Bucs to play the Chiefs in their stadium.
“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the many thousands in the Southwest Florida region who have been severely impacted by Hurricane Ian,” the Buccaneers said in a statement Thursday. “We are also very grateful that the Tampa Bay area was spared the most damaging consequences of this powerful storm.”
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
“We have informed the NFL, after consulting with local and state agencies, that we are prepared to play Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium as originally planned.”
Both Kansas City and Tampa Bay are coming off Week 3 losses.