Chiefs fan just took a page from Bills fans.
Chiefs fans are making donations in droves to a Buffalo area hospital to commemorate their AFC divisional-round victory over the Bills on Sunday. Kansas City faithful are donating to Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen’s Patricia Allen Fund, and the amount, $13, is to commemorate the 13 seconds it took for Patrick Mahomes to lead a game-tying drive at the end of regulation.
Many of those donations were in $17 increments to reflect Allen’s jersey number.
As you saw, the Chiefs would go on to score first in overtime, securing the 42-36 win and a fourth straight berth in the AFC championship game.
The idea originated from Twitter user “Chief Kingdom Memez,” which included a link to Allen’s fund.
Oishei Children’s Hospital was ecstatic to receive the influx of donations from Chiefs fans.
More than 6,000 Chiefs fans have combined to donate more than $80,000 to the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo.
“It’s certainly bittersweet with the game,” said Andrew Bennett, the vice president of the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation, the medical facility’s philanthropic arm, “but the generosity of fans toward Josh is just absolutely remarkable. We’re incredibly grateful for this impactful support. It’s a great sign of sportsmanship and integrity, watching how fans have reacted to this. It’s another huge win for the kids that we’re helping out, day in and day out here in Western New York.”
As you know, Bills fans have become notorious for their generosity as they made significant donations to Andy Dalton’s organization in 2018 after a last-minute touchdown against the Ravens guaranteed Buffalo would make the playoffs for the first time since 1999.
The fan base also hilariously donated more than $65k to Visually Impaired Advancement after refs’ blown calls vs. the Bucs.