Buffalo Bills players, staff and owners are helping thousands of households in need of internet.
The donations will make sure 4,550 households for students in the Buffalo School District will have internet, according to news reports.
It comes through a partnership with the NFL team, school district and city after players Taiwan Jones, Dion Dawkin, Josh Norman, Jerry Hughes and Harrison Phillips reached out to the city to see how they could help with social justice initiatives, WKBW-TV reported.
"We noticed that there was a vast majority of kids in the City of Buffalo who did not have internet, and to be going through corona, and you need internet for schooling, we felt like education was a key piece, not only to police reform, but also a good key ingredient to help spread that knowledge throughout the community,” said Bills Defensive End Jerry Hughes, WBEN-AM reported.
The news outlets reported that players, staff and owners are donating an undisclosed amount to help close a "digital divide" of nearly $1 million.