With the coronavirus pandemic forcing leagues to think outside the box while going about their business, the NFL has decided to really switch it up for the 2020 NFL Draft.
It was announced earlier this week that the selection process and show would officially be virtual this year instead of on the Las Vegas Strip. And on Wednesday it was reported the league will now use it as a fundraiser, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The three-day “Draft-A-Thon” will raise funds for six different foundations that are battling the spread of COVID-19 and assisting those affected by the virus, Schefter tweeted. The charities will be selected by the NFL Foundation.
See a list of the charities benefitting below:
The 2020 NFL Draft will serve as a three-day virtual fundraiser benefitting six charities – selected by the NFL Foundation – that are battling the spread of COVID-19 and delivering relief to millions in need. Here are the six charities that the "Draft-A-Thon" will benefit: pic.twitter.com/NABRtD8YNV
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 8, 2020
The NFL Draft will begin events on April 23.
Props to the NFL for turning a negative into a positive.