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ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro and Team ESPN join NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for 9/11 National Day Of Service

ESPN, Disney and NFL employees were among thousands of volunteers packing meals for families in need at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York on Monday

NEW YORK – As part of 9/11 National Day of Service, Team ESPN and NFL volunteers — led by ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — came together to pack nutritious meals for those facing hunger at the USS Intrepid in New York City.

Chairman, ESPN, Jimmy Pitaro (L) and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Melissa Rawlins/ESPN Images)

New York Jets alum Tony Richardson also was amongst the group of volunteers packing meals for those in need.

ESPN and the NFL’s teamwork was featured on Monday Night Football, where the Buffalo Bills faced the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium (see video above) as well as on ABC7 New York.

The anniversary of 9/11 has grown to become the largest annual day of charitable service in the nation as a tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, first responders and members of our military who bravely rose in service in response to attacks. 9/11 Day organizes large-scale volunteer service projects, called Meal Packs, that mobilize thousands of volunteers who, together, assemble millions of nutritious meals for cities in observance of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.

ESPN has supported the event in the past, and this year, more than 50 ESPN employees joined the NFL, along with thousands of other volunteers to help pack more than 600,000 nutritious meals to benefit families at risk of hunger across the five boroughs and beyond. In total, more than 6.4 million meals were packed across 18 cities.

To see all of these people here, ESPN employees, Disney employees [and] NFL employees, it just fills me with pride. It fills me with gratitude. – ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro

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