BUFFALO N.Y. — Kansas City Chiefs fans’ generosity following their historic divisional-round win over the Buffalo Bills has paid off.
Oishei Children’s Hospital tweeted that it raised $178,000 for the Patricia Allen Fund, named after Josh Allen’s grandmother, who died in November 2020, just before a game Allen played in. There were 9,800 donations within a 24-hour span.
Many of the donations were in $13 increments, representing the 13 seconds it took for the Chiefs to tie the game and send it to overtime.
The idea was sparked by a Chiefs fan account on Twitter called “Chiefs Kingdom Memes,” urging fans to send $13 to support the foundation.
The owner of the account, Brett Fitzgerald, initially intended for fans to donate to Patrick Mahomes’ foundation, 15 & the Mahomies, but instead, fans took a page from Bills Mafia, as they’re known for constantly donating to opposing teams or players’ foundations.
Chiefs fans should be proud as their charitable efforts have more than made a huge impact.
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