The Dallas Cowboys have a large contingent of fans in the Texas city of El Paso, the scene of the horrific mass shooting that killed 22 people and left dozens of others injured and psychologically scarred.
Texas’ biggest team, the Dallas Cowboys, and owner Jerry Jones are donating $50,000 to a fund for victims of the massacre to assist in what will be a slow and challenging recovery for the community.
Jones said earlier in the week the team is “so appreciative of the support we have in El Paso.”
The Cowboys hope that their efforts to assist grieving family members and friends will encourage others to donate money as well. Reports are that the NFL Foundation, chaired by Cowboys executive Charlotte Jones Anderson, plans to make a matching donation to the El Paso Community Foundation Victims’ Fund.
“Our hearts and support are with the entire El Paso community and especially with the families of the victims of this very tragic event,” Anderson said.