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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay donates 10,000 masks during coronavirus fight

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Sunday on Twitter that he acquired over 10,000 N95 masks and plans on distributing them to some of the medical workers who need them most amid the coronavirus pandemic. Irsay said he will donate the masks to the Indiana State Department of Health so they can eventually get to hospitals. Doctors and nurses have relied on N95 masks while interacting with patients who have tested positive for the virus.

Matthew Stafford, Detroit coaches recruiting health-care workers to Michigan

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Detroit's professional coaches are teaming up to recruit health-care workers to Michigan. In a public-service announcement shared by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Twitter on Saturday, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire, Lions coach Matt Patricia, Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill and Pistons coach Dwane Casey make the case for out-of-state workers to consider coming to Michigan, where COVID-19 has hit harder than most states.

Patriots’ Plane Used to Deliver Over 1.7M N95 Masks to Mass.

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is taking action to support health care workers in Massachusetts and New York amid the coronavirus crisis. Kraft purchased more than 1.7 million N95 masks and used the Patriots' team plane to fly the critical supplies from China to Boston overnight in order to help hospitals in both states combat the ongoing, nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Face masks arrive in NYC from the New England Patriots

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of N-95 masks were sent to New York City Friday by the New England Patriots. The protective equipment is part of more than 1.7 million masks ordered by the team.

Wife of Steelers’ Tomlin sews masks for hospitals

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Tomlin, the wife of Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, is a clothing designer in Pittsburgh, and opted to pass the time during the shelter-in-place order by making cloth masks to donate to local hospitals. But what started as almost a side project is now a full-blown operation with her and her four team members working to churn out at least 500 masks a week from their homes.

New England Patriots’ truck delivers masks to New York to help coronavirus effort

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

New York state recorded more than 500 coronavirus-related deaths in a single day on Friday, bringing the statewide total to nearly 3,000. The Patriots, who are based in Foxborough, Massachusetts, received a shipment of 1.7 million N95 masks from China earlier this week after the team's owner, Robert Kraft, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker partnered to buy the much-needed supplies to help protect healthcare workers on the front lines.

New England Patriots’ truck delivers masks to New York to help coronavirus effort

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

A truck emblazoned with the colors of the New England Patriots football team was out on the streets of New York on Friday, delivering 300,000 N95 masks to a makeshift hospital set up in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. New York state recorded more than 500 coronavirus-related deaths in a single day on Friday, bringing the statewide total to nearly 3,000.

Insider: Colts still have eighth-most cap space in NFL despite big-money moves

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

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Boston’s Robert Kraft explains why he went out of his way to help New York

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

So much for that Boston-New York rivalry. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, appearing Thursday night on CNN, explained why he wanted to purchase and send to New York City 300,000 of the 1.2 million N95 masks the team's plane retrieved from China. "I’ve been watching Governor [Andrew] Cuomo over the last few weeks, and I just [more]

Patriots use team plane to help Mass., fly N95 in from China

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Baker secured the N95 masks from Chinese manufacturers but had no way of getting them to the U.S. He reached out to Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who loaned the Boeing 767 painted in the team’s colors and logo that is usually used to carry the team to and from NFL games. Baker detailed the joint venture in a news conference Thursday, at one point getting emotional as the thanked the Kraft family for their assistance. The Krafts were terrific," the Republican governor said.