Professional sports teams and individuals have opened their hearts and wallets in support for events that occurred this weekend. Celebrities, athletes and franchises are making their support known.
In a horrific turn of events on Sunday, 59 people lost their life, and over 500 more were wounded while attending the Route 91 festival in Las Vegas, across the way from Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in the deadliest gun act on United States soil.
The world has their eyes on Las Vegas, and professional athletics has risen to the occasion.
The thoughts and prayers of the entire NFL family are with the people and first responders of Las Vegas during this difficult time. https://t.co/Qbt2Eiu2pJ
— Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) October 2, 2017
The Oakland Raiders, who will be relocating to Sin City, and the NFL have donated $50,000 towards the victims and their families. L.A. Rams tackle and pro-bowl athlete Andrew Whitworth has donated $25,000. The San Francisco 49ers had a moment of silence before their game on Monday night.
The NHL, Vegas Golden Knights, in conjunction with the Foley Family Charitable Trust have announced that they have combined to make a $300K donation to help the families and first responders by the Las Vegas shooting from Sunday towards ‘Vegas United.’
In addition, under the banner “Vegas United,” the League, its clubs and the players will honor the victims at season-opening games this week pic.twitter.com/oycrDHWjLI
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) October 3, 2017
Dana White announced that the UFC organization will be donating one million dollars on behalf of the mixed martial arts fighting promotion to help the victims of Sunday night. “This is my city. This is my town. I grew up here. I raised my family here. All my friends live here. This is where my business is,” White told TMZ reporters.
We are saddened by this senseless act of violence and offer heartfelt condolences to all those affected. pic.twitter.com/KzsqqXRZ1y
— UFC (@ufc) October 2, 2017
Other celebrities that have donated, protested and shown their support include Mike Tyson, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Lady Gaga, Kid Rock, The Chainsmokers, and many more.