Buffalo Bills Fans Donate Nearly $300,000 To Lamar Jackson’s Favorite Charity
“What is a more Bills Mafia thing to do than flood a player’s charity with donations?”
Buffalo Bills fans are celebrating the team’s first trip to the AFC Championship Game since 1993 in a unique way — by donating to the charity of the opposing team’s quarterback.
When Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson left the game in the second half with a concussion, Bills fans immediately started searching for his charity.
Once it was found, Bills fans posted links on Reddit and Twitter to show their support for Jackson.
“It started around 11:30 last night, and our donation box just started flooding with donations from Bills fans for Lamar. It’s just been overwhelming — in the best possible way,” said Nikki Grizzle of Blessings in a Backpack, whose mission is to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.
According to the nonprofit, more than 11,000 fans donated nearly $300,000 in 24 hours.
Meet the fan who inspired the wave of goodness, Daniel Konopski of Grand Island, NY.