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Owners of Cowboys & 49ers aid Little Rock Catholic

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The owners of two NFL teams, plus an anonymous donor, have pledged nearly $10 million to a fundraising campaign at Little Rock's Catholic High School.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and San Francisco 49ers owner John York announced the gift at the school Thursday. York graduated from Catholic High in 1967 and Jones' sons Stephen and Jerry Jr. graduated in 1983 and 1988. Jones' son-in-law Shy Anderson graduated in 1981.

Catholic High's current campus was built in 1960 and has not previously benefited from a major fund-raising campaign. The school recently added an artificial turf sports field and track and updated its cafeteria and gymnasium. It doesn't have air-conditioning, which Principal Steve Straessle has said is needed to help computer equipment last longer.

The school's goal is $15 million.

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