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Dolphins, Ross donate to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Stephen Ross, the Miami Dolphins and Related Companies are donating $500,000 to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Ross serves as the Chairman of the Board and Managing General Partner of the Miami Dolphins and is the Chairman and Founder of Related Companies, which is headquartered in New York City.

In addition, the Dolphins will donate the net proceeds from the sale of general individual game tickets for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans that are purchased between 9 a.m. Thursday and kickoff on Sunday to the American Red Cross South Florida Region to exclusively support the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Earlier the team announced that it had taken the necessary steps to ensure that the game will be televised locally in South Florida, thus clearing the way for this charitable endeavor.

“The devastation of Hurricane Sandy knows no boundaries, and I know I speak for the Dolphins and Related in expressing our dedication to help those in need during this difficult time,” said Ross. “We saw first-hand the damage the storm caused to our community, and with the close ties South Florida has with the Northeast, the Dolphins certainly want to support those families who are dealing with Sandy’s aftermath. But no matter where we live, our hearts go out to the people who suffered losses as a result of the storm, and we are committed to help them recover from the tragedy.”

The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which facilitates innovative public-private partnerships throughout the five boroughs of New York City. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Mayor's Fund is accepting financial contributions from organizations and individuals to support hurricane relief efforts.

The Mayor’s Fund retains no administrative fee, and one hundred percent of donations are being dispersed to relief efforts and organizations to meet the short- and long-term needs of New York City and its residents. This includes immediate aid such as the supply and transport of water, food, toiletries, baby supplies, blankets and cleaning materials to distribution sites, as well as long term-restoration and recovery efforts.

Donations can be made online at, via electronic funds transfer, or over the phone at 212-788-7794. To donate by mail, checks may be made payable to Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, with “Hurricane Sandy Relief” in the memo line, and sent to:

Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City
253 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10007

The American Red Cross South Florida Region provides food and shelter in emergencies, assisting members of our armed forces and their families, teaching lifesaving skills, and more. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. For more information, please visit

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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