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NFL Team Raises Money in Honor of Slain Arizona Trooper

August 08, 2018  | 

The Arizona Cardinals raised $31,000 for the family of slain Arizona DPS trooper Tyler Edenhofer. (Photo: Arizona Cardinals/Twitter)
The Arizona Cardinals raised $31,000 for the family of slain Arizona DPS trooper Tyler Edenhofer. (Photo: Arizona Cardinals/Twitter)

The NFL's Arizona Cardinals raised about $31,000 during a weekend fundraiser in honor of Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper Tyler Edenhofer, who was killed in an on-duty shooting last month.

A 50/50 raffle held during Saturday’s Red and White practice accounted for the majority of the money raised.

The raffle brought in a total of $25,490. Dalton said half of that money went to the winner, but the Cardinals matched the winner’s amount so it stayed at $25,000.

A barbecue that was held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the South lawn on Saturday brought in another $6,000, Dalton added.

The funds raised will be given to the 100 Club of Arizona, a first responder charity, in support of Edenhofer’s family, as well as in support of the two other troopers who were injured in the shooting, Sean Rodecap and Dalin Dorris, KTAR reports.

“It’s great that the team can be a vehicle for the whole community to participate in this fundraiser,” Cardinals President Michael Bidwill said during Saturday’s event.

“This is a great opportunity for us to partner with the 100 Club and to me, it’s part of being a responsible corporate citizen.”

Edenhofer was shot and killed on July 25 while responding to a call of a man walking alongside the Interstate 10 in Avondale and throwing rocks at cars.

Comments (2)

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Jon Retired LEO @ 8/8/2018 3:40 PM

Kudos to the Arizona Cardinals. They have the intestinal fortitude to do something for an officer who tried to keep everyone safe and lost his life in the process.

Mark @ 8/8/2018 7:23 PM

Surprised the NFL allowed the Cardinals to do this. Remember, this is the same NFL that would not allow the Dallas Cowboys to honor the five slain LEOs. Nice gesture, but the NFL has a lot more work to do than this SMALL act

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