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Manning, Brees, Others Receive $1 Million From NFL For Charities

04/06/2011 04:42 pm ET | Updated Jun 06, 2011

Despite news of the NFL lockout, it's business as usual for the league's charitable giving.

NFL Charities has given $1 million in grants to the charities of almost 90 current and former players, the Associated Press reports.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees's foundation is receiving $10,000 to build an athletic facility at a New Orleans high school destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning's charity will get $12,500 for Peyton's Pals, a mentorship program for teens in Indianapolis.

The NFL has given more than $17 million to player's foundations over the past two decades, NFL Labor News reports.

"We are proud to support current and former player foundations and applaud all players' efforts to make their communities healthy, happy and safe," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who also serves as president of the NFL Charities board of directors, said Tuesday.

Of the 95 foundations the applied, 87 received grants, according to the Associated Press.

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