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2020 NFL Draft to be used as a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief funds

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Fans can enjoy the draft while knowing it’s making a difference in the world

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Super Bowl Press Conference Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

The NFL announced on Monday that the 2020 NFL Draft will essentially be used as a three-deal “draft-a-thon” that will be used to raise funds for six major charities across the country that are battling the spread of COVID-19.

According to the press release:

“The “Draft-A-Thon” will be featured across the live Draft coverage on ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and NFL Network April 23-25 and pay tribute to healthcare workers and first responders in a variety of ways – including raising funds for the work being done to combat the impact of COVID-19. Funds will help support six national nonprofits and their respective COVID-19 relief efforts.”

It’s great to see the NFL doing everything they can to continue aiding those in need during this national health crisis. Now while we all kick back and watch this year’s virtual show, we can feel a little bit better about enjoying one of our favorite events of the entire year.