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New England Revolution, Chelsea FC, donate $4 million to charities and nonprofits

New England Revolution and Chelsea donate proceeds to 16 organizations combatting hate crimes and antisemitism worldwide.

The New England Revolution and Chelsea FC announced Tuesday that both clubs have distributed $4 million in proceeds to 16 organizations dedicated to combatting antisemitism and discrimination.

The two sides raised the money as part of “The Final Whistle on Hate” charity match, which Chelsea won 3-0 at Gillette Stadium May 15.

Revolution owner Robert Kraft and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich are both Jewish and each donated $1 million as part of the exhibition, organized to counter ongoing hate crimes and acts of antisemitism worldwide. A delegation of representatives from both clubs also visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland as part of the March of the Living for World Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The Revolution said individual grants as high as $500,000 were donated to three beneficiaries with global reach: the Anti-Defamation League, Holocaust Educational Trust, and World Jewish Congress.

Other organizations benefitting include: Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Community Security Trust, the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, FARE, Hillel International, International March of the Living, Israeli-American Council, Jewish Agency for Israel, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, Kick it Out, Stand with Us, the Philos Project, and the Tree of Life Synagogue.

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