Bills fans spearhead effort to donate to Tua Tagovailoa’s foundation

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Bills fans have spearheaded an effort to donate to Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa‘s foundation after his scary injury on Thursday night.

Almost immediately after Tagovailoa was stretchered off the field against the Bengals, social media accounts affiliated with #BillsMafia began urging pledges to the Tua Foundation, which supports health and wellness of young people. In less than 24 hours, the Tua Foundation received more than 1,000 donations.

We’re just grateful for all the support,” Tua Foundation executive director Burt Trembly told the Buffalo News.

Tagovailoa also suffered an injury against the Bills on Sunday, leading to scrutiny about the decision to clear Tagovailoa on Thursday.

Bills fans have a long history of donating to the charitable foundations of players on opposing teams, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process. Among the past donation drives were gifts to Lamar Jackson’s foundation after he suffered a concussion in a playoff loss to the Bills, and gifts to Andy Dalton‘s foundation after he threw a touchdown pass that put the Bills into the playoffs.

40 responses to “Bills fans spearhead effort to donate to Tua Tagovailoa’s foundation

  1. Nice to be reminded of humanity’s capacity for good. Thanks for this story. Well done Bills fans!!!

  2. Absolutely love Bills Mafia. Hoping there rewarded a Super Bowl ring soon. Not even a Bills’ fan. But this fan base deserves it

  3. My whole life I’ve been a Pats fan, through the really ugly times with absolutely terrible teams to the glorious and unprecedented 20 year run, but man the Bills fans are something else. What a great fan base.

    Although I’ll always root Pats first, I’ve become an admirer of the Bills along the way through the Jim Kelly years to Josh Allen now. If it can’t be the Pats this year (becoming seemingly obvious 😞) than I’ll cheer on the Bills, if nothing more for their dedicated fan base.

  4. That’s why we’re called the City of Good Neighbors. Hoping Tua makes a full recovery!!

    Go Bills!

  5. xxsweepthelegxx says:
    October 1, 2022 at 8:32 am
    My whole life I’ve been a Pats fan, through the really ugly times with absolutely terrible teams to the glorious and unprecedented 20 year run, but man the Bills fans are something else. What a great fan base.

    Although I’ll always root Pats first, I’ve become an admirer of the Bills along the way through the Jim Kelly years to Josh Allen now. If it can’t be the Pats this year (becoming seemingly obvious 😞) than I’ll cheer on the Bills, if nothing more for their dedicated fan base.

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    Also a Pats fan and a bunch of us had a tradition to go to the in Buffalo game each year. We rented a bus, dressed up in our Pats Jerseys and headed right into it. A lot of smack talking does go on and if you want to get personal and mad about it thats on you. If you take it in good spirit they do too and it winds up being a good party together. Cookouts and throwing balls around and in the end just all having love of sports in common.

    There will of course always be a game of lets put a Pats fan through a table. You do have to be ready for that, and have at least a couple guys in your group willing to do the deed. (I have, its not so bad. Kinda funny actually)

    Great bunch that I think of fondly. Wanting to beat a team (and I do) is different from hating. And one does not require the other.

  6. Some of our dolphins fanbase is toxic concerning Tua they would rather be right than what’s good for the team as an OG I will never understand this mentality….nice is nice thanks Bill’s fans…

  7. Bills mafia all day!!! These fans and this team NEED to win it all this season. Go Bills!

  8. So, the Bill’s concuss the guy, then The Bill’s fan’s throw money at him. How noble of them.

  9. As a Jets fan they’re the opponent on Sundays and root against them every week, but gotta hand it to the Bills fans, they do a great job with stuff like this. Great work. Dolphins did NOT handle this right, that kid should not have been playing Thursday night.

  10. These people are just annoying, self absorbed attention seekers.

    Real charity work goes unannounced.

  11. “Nothing else to spend your money on in Buffalo so might as well.”
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    There is generally a comment like this. I’d have to assume most of them are from people who have never been there.

    Western NY is an awesome place, and Buffalo is a vibrant city. Snowy, but a great place to live & visit.

  12. “Real charity work” should be announced as loudly as possible – so more people can join in. It shouldn’t always be some quiet, under-the-radar thing.

    Many other fans will likely see this story and contribute, or be inspired to start a new drive for donations for another cause.

  13. Best fans in the nfl. And I’m not even a bills fan. To those who have anything negative to say, you are horrible human beings.

  14. The Bills fans are up there with the best in the NFL. I know they were very disappointed in losing to the Dolphins, but the Bills are still a great team. I will be happy for them if they win a Super Bowl this season.

  15. Buffalo is a lot more that chicken wings. Buffalo and its people are all about fun and charity. Interstate 90 leads to Buffalo in both directions. There’s a reason. It is the destination of love and sportsmanship.

  16. billsrthefuture says:
    October 1, 2022 at 11:45 am
    “Nothing else to spend your money on in Buffalo so might as well.”
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    There is generally a comment like this. I’d have to assume most of them are from people who have never been there.

    Western NY is an awesome place, and Buffalo is a vibrant city. Snowy, but a great place to live & visit.

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    This is what I am talking about. This is like saying Cleveland or Detroit is that. Everyone knows it isn’t. Well known depressee economies, dirty, people just miserable, etc.

    The two awful times I’ve been to your economically depressed city, it was cloudy. It’s almost a gimme it’ll be cloudy. It’s just the way it is. Look at your stadium. Total representation of Buffalo.

    Only you would try to pretend what you just said is actually truthful.

    Rochester, Buffalo, just awful. The countrside and mountainy spots are nice but so is Vermont.

  17. While I think jumping on tables is mildly deranged, the Bills Mafia have all my respect for the way they get together and donate. That’s real sportsmanship. Good on ya, from this Patriots fan.

  18. Cleveland is great, too. Never been to Detroit.

    So, you visited twice…and it was “cloudy” both times? Good heavens!

    No sense in even trying to debate that. What a sad response. Nothing I said was untruthful. Western NY is amazing.

  19. So, you visited twice…and it was “cloudy” both times? Good heavens!
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    He still hasn’t gotten over the beatdown the Bills gave the Patriots. Having to resort to insulting the city and the countryside is pathetic and childish.

  20. Drinking inhuman amounts of beer, eating inhuman amounts of buffalo wings, bellyflopping on tables and taking the initiative with good causes that represent our better side…does it get any better…well done Buffalo, well done. Not anti or pro Bills, but I KNOW my team has 0% chance of winning the title this year, rooting hard for yours. If any fan base that has not won a title deserves one, it’s yours. Go Bills!

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