Chiefs fans donate $255,000 to Buffalo children’s hospital as show of respect

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Chiefs fans not only have big voices, they also have big hearts.

Taking a page out of Bills Mafia’s playbook, Chiefs Kingdom is donating money to Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo as a show of respect to Josh Allen and the Bills. As of Wednesday night, fans had contributed more than $255,000.

Donations began arriving at the hospital on Tuesday in increments of $13, via Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN. It took the Chiefs only 13 seconds to drive 44 yards for a game-tying field goal on the final play of regulation in the divisional-round game. The Chiefs won 42-36 on the first drive of overtime.

The idea was hatched by a Chiefs Kingdom Facebook group, which originally suggested the $13 increments go to Patrick Mahomes‘ charitable organization, the 15 and Mahomeis Foundation. But someone brought up Bills fans’ tradition of giving back not only to their own players’ charities of choice but to charities of opposing players.

Last year, Bills fans donated $1.1 million, in $17 increments, to Oishei Children’s Hospital in memory of Allen’s grandmother. It was enough money to fund the Patricia Allen Pediatric Recovery Wing and the Patricia Allen Fund to benefit the critical care team and provide support for equipment, training, education and programs.

Bills fans previously have donated to Andy Dalton‘s foundation, a food bank in Tre'Davious White‘s hometown and Lamar Jackson’s foundation.

Here is where you can donate to Oishei Children’s Hospital.

18 responses to “Chiefs fans donate $255,000 to Buffalo children’s hospital as show of respect

  1. When I hear stories like this, makes me feel really bad for the fan base and all those years of flailing. They deserve their current good fortune.

  2. Big respect for Chiefs fans, hopefully next year Bills Mafia will be donating to your favorite charity but either way the AFC is s going to be fun to watch for the foreseeable future! GO BILLS!

  3. Classy gesture by Chiefs fans. Helluva game. Great entertainment with goodwill benefitting a great cause.

  4. Pretty darned classy. The whole league would be a better place if all fan bases mimicked the Bills and Chiefs fans on this front.

  5. One of the rare times I’m glad that an opposing team stole something from our playbook. 🙂

  6. Awesome, Chiefs fans!

    I hope this becomes more of a thing in the league. Losses are a bummer – it’s cool when something positive comes out of them.

  7. I love hearing stories like these. It just goes to show that there are plenty of decent people out there. Well done KC fans.

    Let’s hope this starts a trend.

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