Dolphins owner Stephen Ross pledges $1 million to Hurricane Irma relief efforts

Ross says he's 'committed to helping in long-term recovery efforts'


DAVIE, Fla. – Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross will pledge $1 million toward Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

"The devastation throughout Florida was heartbreaking, but I was inspired by the resilience and spirit of our state to help rebuild," Ross said in a statement released by the team Wednesday. "Our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by Hurricane Irma, and we are committed to helping in long-term recovery efforts."

Miami was scheduled to play its home opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday, but the game was rescheduled to November because of the hurricane.

The Dolphins will assist with rebuilding projects in Collier, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The team has also partnered with the AARP Foundation on a dollar-for-dollar matching campaign, with 100 percent of the money raised going to the disaster relief fund.

Click here to learn more about the team's relief efforts.