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Colts, other division rivals, team up to help Houston area after severe winter storm

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 17:21:15-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts along with their fellow AFC South Division rivals are teaming up to help the Houston Texans with recovery from the severe winter storm that hit the region last week.

The Colts, along with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans, are making a joint donation of $100,000 toward the Houston/Harris County 2021 Winter Storm Relief Fund. The NFL Foundation will match the donation for a total donation of $200,000.

"While we regularly square off against our division rivals on Sundays in the fall, some things are bigger than football, and now is one of those times," Jim Irsay, Colts owner and CEO, said. "The Colts are happy and proud to join the Jaguars and Titans organizations as well as the NFL Foundation to assist our NFL family in Houston that is facing enormous challenges right now. All of us here in Indianapolis are thinking of and praying for the Houston community and others throughout Texas who have been impacted."

Fans interested in offering support via donation may also make contributions online.

DONATE | Houston Harris County 2021 Winter Storm Relief Fund

"As our community continues to recover from the devastating events of last week, we are grateful for the support from our AFC South family as well as the NFL Foundation," Cal McNair, Houston Texans Chairman and CEO, said. "I am very proud that our division and the NFL consistently act as one team with one mission — take care of each other. This is part of who we are."