NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — It was just last month that the National Football League and its players’ union put aside their differences to end the NFL lockout.
Now they’re coming together again — to support a cause close to New Yorkers.READ MORE: The 3 'Fates' Of 'Hadestown' Reflect On Broadway's Return And Their Love For NYC's Theater Community
The NFL and the NFLPA are donating $1 million to memorials and charities to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
The first Sunday of the regular season is Sept. 11, and includes the Jets hosting the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
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The two sides will contribute $500,000 to the 9/11 Museum & Memorial in Lower Manhattan, and $250,000 to be divided between the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon Memorial Fund in Washington.
In addition, the NFL and NFLPA will donate all proceeds from the sale of auction items from games played on Sept. 11.
Auction proceeds are expected to reach $250,000 and will be divided between 9/11 charities Tuesday’s Children and MyGoodDeed.
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