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In conjunction with the 2021 NFL Draft, the NFL will host its second straight Draft-a-Thon, a fundraiser aimed at aiding those impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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This year's fundraiser, which will be featured during national television and radio coverage of the 2021 NFL Draft from April 29-May 1, will benefit four national nonprofit organizations that are supporting underserved communities in the following four areas:
- The Digital Divide in education (The Education Trust)
- Health disparities (CDC Foundation)
- Food insecurity (Feeding America)
- Mental health (Mental Health America)
"It's imperative to help those in need as we navigate toward recovery from the pandemic. Through Draft-a-Thon, the NFL Draft will serve as a platform to create action and change," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "We're proud to partner with the CDC Foundation, The Education Trust, Feeding America, and Mental Health America in helping generate awareness and driving assistance to aid those who have been critically underserved throughout the last year."
Kay Adams of the NFL Network will host a social Draft-a-Thon LIVE stream featuring NFL players, Legends, celebrities and additional guests through the first two days of the draft. Draft-a-Thon LIVE will stream across the NFL's social platforms including Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Youtube, Twitch and Reddit, as well as at nfl.com/DraftaThon
Those looking to learn more about this year's Draft-a-Thon and donate at nfl.com/DraftaThon.
This year's NFL Draft will take place in Cleveland, with the event's main stage in the North Coast Harbor, just outside of FirstEnergy Stadium.