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Colts owner Jim Irsay donating more than 10,000 N95 masks to Indiana State Health Department

Posted at 12:47 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 12:47:31-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Sunday he will donate some much-needed equipment to help Indiana's health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Irsay tweeted that he has obtained more than 10,000 N95 masks that he plans to give to the Indiana State Department of Health.

It's not the first time Irsay has contributed to Indiana's relief effort during the COVID-19 crisis.

In March, Irsay announced he would contribute $1 million to Gleaners Food Bank if an additional $200,000 could be raised from other donors. Less than 24 hours later, the goal was met and exceeded when donors gave more than $300,000.

"I am so proud of our community and so proud to call Indianapolis home because Hoosiers come together, whether in times of celebration or in times of great need," Irsay said in a tweet posted by the Colts in March. "We hope that anyone who is able to help in some way will do so, and when we come through all this, we will do so together as an even better and stronger community."

Irsay used the hashtag #INthistogether in Sunday's tweet in support of the campaign promoting social distancing that was announced last week by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb.

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