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Romo, Aikman supporting fundraiser for fallen Dallas officers Thursday

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) is supporting a fundraiser for fallen and injured officers of the recent shooting in Dallas, set for Thursday at Dos Jefes.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) is supporting a fundraiser for fallen and injured officers of the recent shooting in Dallas, set for Thursday at Dos Jefes. AP

Andy Alberth, the brains behind Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s postponed National Fantasy Football Convention, is hosting a fundraiser Thursday for the police officers and their families affected by the recent tragic shooting in Dallas.

Alberth, along with owners of Nick and Sam’s restaurant, is teaming up with retired New York Police Department officer Joe Palladino for “Dine for Dallas Blue” at Dos Jefes restaurant Thursday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

All of the proceeds will be given to the fallen and injured officers and their families.

Romo is donating two signed footballs and a dinner. Former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman is scheduled to stop by. Alberth is also expecting donations from Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and golfer Jordan Speith.

Several other Cowboys are slated to be in attendance.

Dos Jefes is at 2816 Fairmont St. in Dallas.

The Hall of Famer and retired Dallas Cowboys wide receiver said he hoped to use his football camp to help get back a sense of normalcy after the tragedy as he brought smiles to campers' faces at the University of North Texas. Video by Matthew Mart

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