NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A fun-natured Twitter battle between the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills sparked a meaningful campaign for a Nashville charity.
Over the last few weeks the NFL on Fox Twitter account has been holding an NCAA Bracket style Twitter poll in honor or March Madness to find the best fan base in the NFL.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) March 19, 2019
The Bills made it to the final four and were in the lead until the Titans made a late comeback to win.
Final Four voting begins now!
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) April 1, 2019
Rumors began to swirl that Titans fans purchased votes to help them win. The Bills even got in on the fun, tweeting a puzzled Josh Allen GIF to the NFL on Fox account.
Bills Mafia decided to prove that no one rounds up donations like they do and instead of putting their money toward a Twitter poll, they began donating to the Nashville Children's Alliance. Shelby Waddle, wife of new Buffalo Bills offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle, began the campaign.
She said "Is a Twitter poll that serious? No. But for them to win by cheating isn't cool. So we want to show, yet again, why we as Buffalo Bills fans are the #1 Fan Base in the NFL by donating to a Tennessee-based charity called "Victor S. Johnson III- Nashville Children Alliance."
Please read below to see how #BillsMafia can take back the title that’s rightfully ours!! @NFLonFOX #BestFanBase @DelReid @buffalobills #GoBills LINK TO DONATE: https://t.co/jC4ECtIxpR pic.twitter.com/TWfrzTTsqq
— Chief Mrs. Wadd (@MrsWaddle68) April 3, 2019
It didn't take long for the group to receive thousands of donations. Waddle took to social media to share that as of more than $20,000 has been raised - enough to sponsor several children and their families with free services for a whole year.