This time of year, football fans are glued to their screens on Sundays. However, two teams are giving people who donʼt usually follow football a reason to pay attention. The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers are giving back to their local childrenʼs hospitals.
It started last month, when 49ers fan Aasheesh Shravah began to raise money for a pro-49ers billboard in Seattle. When he exceeded the $7,000 needed, he pledged that any extra money that came in would go to the Seattle Childrenʼs Hospital Foundation. Not to be outdone, Seahawks fans began a campaign to raise money for the UCSF Benioff Childrenʼs Hospital in San Francisco. Now, the teams themselves are pitching in. The 49ers have pledged to match up to $100,000 (which would go to both hospitals), and the Seahawks will match $112,000. So far, about $100,000 has been raised in total between the two teams.
We hear so much about trash-talking sports fans and even fans who get violent towards the other side. Isnʼt it nice to hear that these fans are having their fun, but doing good deeds…for each other? These fans and teams deserve huge kudos for remembering whatʼs important.