We applauded Colts owner Jim Irsay for contributing up to $25,000 in matching donations to the tornado relied effort in Oklahoma. So we need to at least mention that Texans owner Bob McNair has pledged $100,000 to the effort, too.
Specifically, McNair and his wife, Janice, made the donation to the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund.
“We were very concerned about what’s happened up there,” McNair said, via the Houston Chronicle. “It’s total devastation. The group that we’ve dedicated these funds to, they go in and they have mobile kitchens; they go in and provide meals, water, bedding and all kinds of everyday kind of support that you need.
“We just wanted to reach out to them and let them know that we’re concerned about them.”
Two Texans are Oklahoma City natives — defensive end Antonio Smith and safety Deji Karim. One of Smith’s cousins lost a home in the tornado.
Let us know if other teams or owners have made contributions. We want to be sure to give the proper credit for those who have showed charity. Not because they should be doing it for the credit, but because the generosity hopefully will inspire others to do the same.