One of the teams in the area most affected by Hurricane Sandy has made the biggest individual donation to date.
The Giants have given $500,000 to the recovery effort. The team announced the donation on Tuesday.
The cash will be split between the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
“The New York metropolitan area sustained extensive and devastating damage to its infrastructure in Hurricane Sandy,” Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch said in a joint statement issued by the team. “The Giants want to do everything we can to assist our neighbors, fans and friends. Toward that end, after careful consideration, we have decided to make donations to these two very worthy funds. We are in this for the long haul and will continue to assist relief efforts in our hard-hit region.”
The NFL and NFLPA have given $1 million, the Vikings and owner Zygi Wilf have contributed $100,000, and Colts owner Jim Irsay has vowed matching donations that likely will result in a $65,000 donation from the owner.
If other teams or owners have kicked in money, let us know. If they haven’t, here’s hoping they do.