NFL leading efforts to contribute to charity on Giving Tuesday

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J.J. Watt is just one of the players whose charitable foundations are highlighted during the NFL's Giving Tuesday campaign. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press)

Tis the season to be jolly, and nothing boosts morale and makes the holidays special quite like giving.

With the arrival of Giving Tuesday, the NFL is diving head-first into charity. While the league has been involved in the annual day of giving for the last few years, it's taken the next step in 2014. The NFL has joined a #GivingTuesday campaign created by CrowdRise to enhance their efforts, supporting both NFL Play 60 partner St. Jude Children's Charity, as well as the NFL players' and coaches' foundations (such as Bill Belichick, J.J. Watt, Torrey Smith and Andy Dalton).

To join the league in its charitable efforts, go to CrowdRise's landing page to donate to one of the aforementioned organizations, or to a bevy of individual foundations established by current and past players.

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