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Draft-A-Thon to benefit COVID-19 relief funds


The NFL will conduct a "Draft-A-Thon" during all three days of the draft Thursday through Saturday. The event will pay tribute to healthcare workers and first responders dealing with the coronavirus and also raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts.

The Draft-A-Thon will be live streamed on NFL social and digital platforms and featured in live draft coverage on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network and ESPN Deportes.

Proceeds will be split between the national and local branches of six organizations: the American Red Cross, CDC Foundation's All of Us: Combat Coronavirus Campaign, Feeding America, Meals on Wheels America, the Salvation Army and United Way.

Each club selected one or more of these organizations to have their funds distributed to. The total funds will be split in half, with half going to the national branches and the other half being split evenly among all clubs for the local branches of whichever organizations they picked.

The Bears will direct their funds locally to the Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels. Bears Care, the team's charitable arm, will match the first $100,000 in fan donations.

Fans can donate online at There will also be a text-to-donate option during the live stream.

The Draft-A-Thon will be hosted by the NFL Network's Rich Eisen and Deion Sanders. It will feature a variety of athletes, celebrities and personalities, including actor/comedian Kevin Hart, music artists Quavo and Kane Brown, football player Toni Harris, gaming icon Ninja, and current and former NFL stars Tyrann Mathieu, Devin McCourty, Torrey Smith and Rod Woodson, among others.

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