It’s been a week since the tragic shooting at a premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora Colorado.
Since the events, many have stepped up in the area and helped the victims and their families in any way possible. The lead actor in the movie, Christian Bale even stopped by and visited the Victims, and several organizations have done things from Blood Drives to taking donations for medical bills and unfortunate funerals.
Victims also received help from the Denver Broncos, with visits and monies, as well as one-on-one phone calls with new Quarterback Peyton Manning.
There have been scattered reports that the organizations have brought in nearly two million dollars in assistance for the families. Add Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers to the list of donors. The Receiver said Thursday that he is pledging $100,000 to the victims and their families to help with medical bills and things to get them back on track.
“As a father and husband I cannot imagine the pain and suffering the victims are going through,” Smith said via the team’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
“My family’s hearts & prayers are extended to theirs, and I hope this contribution might assist in paying some of the medical bills that will help allow these families to move forward in this tragic circumstance.
“Hopefully this helps a little bit. From one NFL city to another, God bless.”
Smith is a class act, and it’s always nice to hear stories like this coming from the NFL.
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OCNN Sports Columnist – Justin Arbogast @NFLGuy_SK