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Many people slam the legion of fans in Buffalo otherwise known as “Bills Mafia” for their insane gameday acts of craziness that have made them one of the most talked about fan bases in the NFL.
The “Mafia,” though, does have its good points, and on Monday, a random act of kindness from a Bills fan made headlines for the group and the Bills organization.
Oishei Children’s Hospital announced that lifelong Bills fan Sue McCollum gave a donation of $217,000, pushing the total donations from the group over the $1 million mark.
The donations are being given in honor of Bills quarterback Josh Allen’s late grandmother, who passed away in November.
“I am grateful to be able to make this gift in honor of my late parents, Frederick D. and Joan R. McCollum. My parents loved their family, their hometown and we grew up knowing Sundays were made for Buffalo Bills football!” McCollum said via a statement released by the hospital.
“They’d be proud to know they are joining the Bills Mafia in honoring Josh Allen’s own grandmother and in doing great things for the kids in Buffalo.”
Allen’s grandmother Patricia passed on Nov. 7, the day prior to the Bills’ home game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Bills quarterback went on to play in the game and led Buffalo to a 44-34 victory. The third-year quarterback threw for 415 yards and three scores in the win.
Buffalo coach Sean McDermott told the media postgame about Allen’s grandmother passing away, and it began to go viral on social media, leading fans to donate money to the hospital in Allen’s grandmother’s name.
Josh Allen has worked often with the hospital over the three years he has spent in Buffalo, and fans responded in kind with now over a million dollars in donations.