The Dallas Cowboys continue to step up in a large way to support relief efforts in Houston and South Texas.
The team will conduct a practice from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday and hold a live telethon at AT&T Stadium. The telethon will feature players and former players manning the phones. The practice won’t be open to the public.
The Cowboys’ final pre-season game with the Houston Texans Thursday night was canceled to allow Texans’ players and staff to reunite with family and friends after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Houston area. The Texans were in New Orleans Saturday when the storms made landfall and were forced to fly to Dallas because Houston’s airports were closed.
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Fans calling in to make donations will have a chance to speak directly to Cowboys’ players and alumni. Donations will go to The Salvation Army in support of the ongoing relief efforts to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The practice and telethon will be televised in the DFW area on KTVT/Ch. 11 and in over 20 other markets in the southwest. It will also be streamed live on the Cowboys’ Facebook page and the Cowboys’ Periscope page.
The broadcast will include interviews with players, former players, coaches, front office personnel and ownership.
The telethon donation phone number is 844-790-5687 and will only be active from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Donations can be made anytime at cowboys.helpsalvationarmy.org.
Cowboys players and staff will donate about 30,000 items to the The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center in Dallas from 2-2:45 p.m. Thursday.
T-shirts, fleece, outerwear and rompers for men, women and children from a variety of brands produced by Dallas Cowboys Merchandise is worth approximately $500,000.
Players and personnel will unload and help organize the items along with The Salvation Army volunteers.