Sport Bengals' Andy Dalton amazed by charity donations from Bills fans

16:30  07 january  2018
16:30  07 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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Bills Mafia doesn’t spend all of their money on tailgating items and folding tables. Buffalo’s rabid fan base, one day after the team’s record 17-year playoff drought was snapped, is thanking Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton by flooding his charity with donations .

On Monday, Bills fans found a way to express their gratitude in a unique and givign way. Following Sunday’s win by the Bengals , Dalton noticed a spike in donations to the charity he founded with his wife, the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was blown away when his foundation received $345,000 from 15,000 Bills fans after Cincinnati's Week 17 win over the Ravens helped Buffalo get into the playoffs.

a man wearing a hat and glasses eating a donut: Andy Dalton © (Getty Images) Andy Dalton

"I got on Twitter after the game and everyone in my mentions were Bills fans," Dalton told NFL Media over the phone Friday. "And a couple were like, 'We're going to donate to your foundation, we're going to donate!' I didn't think much of it. But man, that thing just took off kind of out of nowhere. It's just been amazing to see how generous people have been.

"The generosity of an opposing team, a fan base that's not even ours — a team we beat this year, amazing. It puts it all into perspective. I mean, they made the playoffs not just because we won but they also had to win to get there. But it's a crazy story — the impact a football game has on people. They were willing to donate to someone else's charity. That shows you how big the game is, how you can use it for good."

Jennifer Hudson collects money for charity while filming The Voice

  Jennifer Hudson collects money for charity while filming The Voice Jennifer Hudson collects money for charity as wannabes sing on The Voice U.K. Jennifer will be back in the spinning red chairs when the series returns in January (18), alongside her fellow judges Tom Jones, will.i.am and new mentor Olly Murs. While Jennifer is busy looking for talented new singers on the show, the reigning champion also likes to raise money for charity at the same time. "A fan gave it to me in America," she said of a collection plate she has, according to The Sun. "She said every time I sing, I take everyone to church and then she gave me a collection plate. "I said I would take it with me to The Voice UK. In church, we take up a collection after the choir sings. So if the acts have sung exceptionally well, I feel the need to get up and take a collection from the audience Of course, any money collected will go to charity." Despite her good intentions, American star Jennifer hasn't quite got to grips with British money, and needs help when going through the donations. "I have no idea what the money is! I have travelled all across to the U.K. and I still can't figure it out," she giggled. "It's fancy currency!" Jennifer, who found fame as a finalist on American Idol in 2004, made her Voice U.K. debut earlier this year, and her contestant Mo Adeniran was crowned the eventual winner. Although the pressure is off in terms of making an impression, Jennifer is ready to put in the hard work to find another champion. "I definitely think my team can win again this year," she stated. "I am still passionate about the contestants and I feel that is what helped us win last season. The passion will never die.

Bills Mafia doesn’t spend all of their money on tailgating items and folding tables. Buffalo’s rabid fanbase, one day after the team’s record 17-year playoff drought was snapped, are thanking Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton by flooding his charity with donations .

Bills Mafia doesn’t spend all of their money on tailgating items and folding tables. Buffalo’s rabid fanbase, one day after the team’s record 17-year playoff drought was snapped, are thanking Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton by flooding his charity with donations .

Dalton's last-minute touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd not only secured a Bengals win at Baltimore, it also sent the Bills to the playoffs for the first time since the 1999 season. To show their appreciation, Buffalo fans flooded the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation with donations, many of which were in $17 increments for every year of Buffalo's postseason drought.

Given the outpouring support, Dalton knows who he'll be cheering for in Sunday's wild-card AFC game in Jacksonville.

"I'll definitely be rooting for the Bills," Dalton said, via WLWT-TV. "I never would have thought that I'd be cheering for the Bills but, because of their fans and what everyone's been doing, I think we'll definitely be rooting for them."

Bengals fans donate to Blake Bortles' charity for beating Steelers .
Bengals fans are paying it forward with donations to Blake Bortles' charity.Now, Bengals fans are paying it forward with donations to Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles' charity, the BB5 Foundation, for ending the hated Steelers' season. The donations were initiated by Cincinnati radio host Mo Egger and have grown to more than $5,000, according to First Coast News in Jacksonville.

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