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Ross, Dolphins donate $500,000 to hurricane relief

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The Miami Dolphins have joined the list of teams making significant contributions to hurricane relief.

Owner Stephen Ross, the Dolphins, and his real estate company headquartered in New York have donated $500,000 to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York in the wake of last week’s devastating storm.

“The devastation of Hurricane Sandy knows no boundaries, and I know I speak for the Dolphins in expressing our dedication to help those in need during this difficult time,” Ross said in a statement.  “We saw first hand the damage the storm caused to our community, and with the close ties South Florida has with the Northeast, the Dolphins certainly want to support those families who are dealing with Sandy’s aftermath.  But no matter where we live, our hearts go out to the people who suffered losses as a result of the storm, and we are committed to help them recover from the tragedy.”

The Dolphins join the Giants ($500,000), the Vikings ($100,000), the Colts (at least $65,000), Packers cornerback Charles Woodson ($100,000), and the NFL/NFLPA ($1 million) in making contributions.  Here’s hoping more teams do the same.

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22 Responses to “Ross, Dolphins donate $500,000 to hurricane relief”
  1. 69finfan says: Nov 7, 2012 5:43 PM

    Way to go Stephen Ross. Very classy.

  2. gsb333 says: Nov 7, 2012 5:43 PM

    Good man. Or is this relief for the beat down they gave to the Jets just a couple months ago?

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 7, 2012 5:47 PM

    Hurrican Relief. The silver lining aftershock that follows the other hurricanes.

  4. jimmylions says: Nov 7, 2012 5:51 PM

    Those are all generous gifts and generous sums of money.

    To the PFT planet … if you have time, do a little digging and donate to specific organizations, groups and so on who have to rebuild. Some of them are out of scope for help from the big charities, and won’t survive without our help.

    I donated to WFMU in New Jersey, a public radio station with 100% freeform content. Sandy did a lot of damage to their facilities, and I know the money I donated will go to a source that needs the cash to survive and will put it to use right away.

  5. rickastleydancemoves says: Nov 7, 2012 6:04 PM

    This makes the drunken trust fund baby in Indy donation look like peanuts.

  6. ironhawk says: Nov 7, 2012 6:07 PM

    it’s appreciated. But the North has better infrastructure than the South. We can take a hurricane better. I know there’s been a lot of damage but we’ll be ok. Frankly he should have given that money to his own state. Florida needs to invest more in making their cities capable of withstanding a major hurricane. Such as strengthening structures, building better sea walls, building dykes to stop flood waters, etc. They also need to put more money into things like the police, fire departments, hospitals. They could also use better shelters, food, and more necessities like blankets, drinking water, generators, etc.

    Like I said it’s a good deed, but if Florida doesn’t want income tax, and they also don’t want to all be killed by a hurricane, they need people like Ross to donate $500,000 to the State.

  7. Max says: Nov 7, 2012 6:07 PM

    Great job!

  8. Max says: Nov 7, 2012 6:07 PM

    And major props to Charles Woodson!

  9. chad504boy says: Nov 7, 2012 6:17 PM

    Should have donated a win instead.

  10. yousuxxors says: Nov 7, 2012 6:19 PM

    A player donated 1/5 what a team donated … No way he even has 1/5 what the team makes in a year. Wtf jets … Your in ny/nj area.

  11. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 7, 2012 6:21 PM

    Another University of Michigan man coming up with the big bucks! GO WOLVERINES!

    Thanks Mr. Ross!

  12. phinfan says: Nov 7, 2012 6:44 PM

    Class act well done ross!

  13. themagicfanguy says: Nov 7, 2012 6:55 PM

    “it’s appreciated. But the North has better infrastructure than the South. We can take a hurricane better. I know there’s been a lot of damage but we’ll be ok. Frankly he should have given that money to his own state. Florida needs to invest more in making their cities capable of withstanding a major hurricane. Such as strengthening structures, building better sea walls, building dykes to stop flood waters, etc. They also need to put more money into things like the police, fire departments, hospitals. They could also use better shelters, food, and more necessities like blankets, drinking water, generators, etc.

    Like I said it’s a good deed, but if Florida doesn’t want income tax, and they also don’t want to all be killed by a hurricane, they need people like Ross to donate $500,000 to the State.”

    The south is MUCH better equipped to handle a hurricane. A category one is just a thunderstorm down here, look what it did to the northeast…
    The south, especially FL, was built with hurricanes and flooding in mind unlike the northern states. You should research before posting random, and false, information.

  14. dabears212 says: Nov 7, 2012 6:58 PM

    Why haven’t the Jets done crap about this yet? Their PR staff isn’t that smart if they’re letting this fly by. Even their division rivals WHO WEREN’T AFFECTED donated half a million bucks!

    C’mon, man!

  15. j0esixpack says: Nov 7, 2012 7:02 PM

    Now that’s a respectable donation.

    Maybe one day Irsay will sell that one book in his library and donate even half the $3 million its probably now worth to charity.

    One book. Owned by a multi-billionaire.

  16. djaehne says: Nov 7, 2012 7:02 PM

    um, shouldn’t that be the SUPERSTORM relief. Its New York. Can’t just be a Cat 1 hurricane. Not impressive enough for you east coasters.

  17. shmed105 says: Nov 7, 2012 7:06 PM

    Why is it that NFL teams are the only ones donating? Where’s MLB, etc.

  18. FinFan68 says: Nov 7, 2012 7:08 PM

    It’s great that teams/individuals are donating money to the areas that need it. It would be even more impressive if those that donate didn’t take the tax write-off on it either.

    @ironhawk, That is an uninformed and myopic viewpoint. A strong storm surge right into/through the bay would be devastating. Likely as bad or worse than Katrina. The “north” has not had a truly direct hit in a long time. That’s more luck than infrastructure.

  19. davereckon says: Nov 7, 2012 7:14 PM

    I think its complete bs that teams like the Eagles ( of which I am a fan) and the Jets are missing from these lists. These teams constantly have their hands out for public funding for their stadiums, practice facilities, etc. Now, when the public, not even asking for a handout, are in critical need, these owners are no where to be found.

    The damage brought by this storm has destroyed the homes, towns, and cities of your fanbase. Time to step up and prove that value to the community that you preached about when your hand was out.

  20. mhalt99 says: Nov 7, 2012 7:30 PM

    so the Giants, who play in and pay taxes in New Jersey give 500k to New York in addition to whatever they are giving to New Jersey. Ross gives 500k and Minnesota, a world away gives 100k.

    Then, Mr. Woodson, an individual in the twilight of his hall of fame career, with no ties to New York other than the Heisman…..gives 100k as well.

    WOW. Thank you all.

    then only thing that makes no sense whatsoever…..the Yankees, who play in New York. Who have a billion plus dollar stadium financed by New York. Whose players and team management live, were born and who claim to love New York…..gave 500k. Not to look a gift horse in the mouth…….but COME ON YANKEES!

    am i crazy?????????????????

  21. thejuddstir says: Nov 7, 2012 7:42 PM

    kudos to all who are giving and especially an individual player like woodson but rather embarrassing for the packers as a team and for sure the jests.

  22. mazblast says: Nov 7, 2012 8:13 PM

    shmed105 says:

    Why is it that NFL teams are the only ones donating? Where’s MLB, etc.
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    MLB/MLBPA also donated a million. They did it in a low-key manner, not demanding a halo.

    That said, Mr. Ross made a classy move. He didn’t have to do it.

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