Bills Mafia is back, donating $ 120,000 and cash in honor of fallen fan favorite
The Buffalo Bills’ toughest fans, known affectionately as the Bills Mafia, are one of the most passionate, unruly and generous fan bases in the NFL and perhaps in all professional sports. The group showed their wild side by taking control of New Orleans ahead of a Thanksgiving Night 31-6 Rash of the Saints. After one of the team’s best players, cornerback Tre’Davious White, injured himself in that game, the Bills Mafia shifted gears and went into total generosity mode.
Buffalo Bills lost All-Pro CB Tre’Davious White for the Thanksgiving season
The Buffalo Bills defense is by far the biggest bright spot of the 2021 season for the franchise.
The offense has struggled at times and is downright stinky (see: 9-6 loss to Jacksonville Jaguars), but the Bills are 7-4 and play for first place in the AFC East in the week 13 Monday night football against the New England Patriots.
Buffalo dominated on all three levels of defense.
They have one of the strongest D lines in the NFL with young stars like Ed Oliver and Greg Rousseau, two outstanding linebackers at Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano, and arguably the best safety duo in the league with Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde.
The unit’s undisputed best player, however, is cornerback Tre’Davious White.
White was the Bills’ 2017 first-round pick among LSU. During his five seasons in western New York, he recorded 279 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 60 assists defended and 16 interceptions.
Those numbers earned White two Pro Bowl nods and an All-Pro spot in 2019.
White had another record-breaking year as the NFL’s top cover man when he suffered a devastating injury on Thanksgiving night against the New Orleans Saints. The Louisiana native tore his left ACL and is now out for the season.
While this is terrible news for White, his friends, family, teammates and fans, the Bills Mafia got down to work soon after his raid to give this terrible situation a silver lining.
Bills Mafia donates to Star Defender’s charity
The Bills Mafia support their team at an incredibly high level on and off the pitch.
That’s why it’s no surprise that rabid fans have stepped up and started a campaign to donate to Tre’Davious White’s favorite hometown charity following his end-of-season injury.
Shortly after the injury, a group called Bills Mafia Babes launched a campaign on Twitter to raise funds for the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank in White’s hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. Donations quickly poured in – many in $ 27 increments for White’s jersey number – and, as of Dec. 3, 2021, the organization has raised over $ 120,000 and is counting in donations.
“I love that Bills Mafia is kissed [charitable donations] because we don’t just help these players and show them our love, âBills Mafia Babes president Kristen Kimmick told WIBV 4 News in Buffalo. âWe really help so many other people in multiple communities. “
The wave of support from Bills Mafia has touched White personally. In a statement, according to the Buffalo News, the All-Pro corner told Bills Mafia:
I’m at a loss for words for what the Bills Mafia has done for me and my hometown. It really means to me that my fans are supporting me in this way, giving back to my community.
Tre’Davious White statement on Bills Mafia donations
Donations are a touching gesture on Bills Mafia’s part, but it’s not the first time, and probably not the last, that these passionate fans have shown their love with charitable gifts.
The Bills Mafia is known for breaking tables and being charitable
The Bills Mafia is a lot. They are loud. They are aggressive. They jump across tables, cover themselves in condiments, and throw items on the ground that should never be thrown on the fields (google at your own risk).
They are one of the most passionate, if not the most passionate fan bases in all of the NFL.
And, they could also be the most generous.
Donating $ 120,000 and more to Tre’Davious White’s favorite charity is just the latest example of the Bills Mafia showing their love with their wallets and not just their pre-game antics in the parking lot .
Charitable giving to the Bills Mafia began in 2017. In the final week of the season, Andy Dalton threw a 49-yard last-minute touchdown pass to upset the Baltimore Ravens and give the Bills franchise its first ever. place in the playoffs in 17 years.
Bills Mafia rallied on social media and began flooding then-charity Cincinnati Bengals QB, the Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation with donations. The donation trend spread among Bills fans and within days the charity raised a staggering $ 450,000.
Two years later, when one of his family was in pain, the Bills Mafia grew even stronger.
When Buffalo superstar’s grandmother, QB Josh Allen, Patricia Allen unexpectedly passed away during the 2019 season, Bills Mafia got back to work again. They began donating to one of Allen’s pet charities, the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo. Mainly in $ 17 increments for their appellant’s jersey number, Bills Mafia donated over $ 1.4 million, through CBS Sports, which was enough for the hospital to open a new recovery wing. pediatric Patricia Allen.
It’s easy to consider another team’s fan base to be overrated, obnoxious, or just plain unpleasant, and you can think of Bills Mafia that way on game day.
However, when it comes to respecting a group of fans for what they’re doing when their team isn’t on the pitch, you have to give up for Bills Mafia.
All statistics are courtesy of Professional football benchmark
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