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Chiefs fans tweet their way to $20,000 for the Eric Berry Foundation

Eric Berry wins the first of what could be a couple of awards this year. It was announced that Berry was the winner of the Charity Challenge for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

The vote was done by tweeting a hashtag - #BerryWPMOYChallenge - which Chiefs fans did a whopping 94,000 times, according to Nationwide. Berry will receive $20,000 for the Eric Berry Foundation.

The Chiefs had this note on the voting: "In less than 48 hours, Berry went from trailing by almost 34,000 votes to winning by less than 3,000, with a total of a little more than 94,000. As a whole, the contest accumulated around 450,000 votes in total, which means Berry carried more than 20 percent of the total votes."

"I'm humbled by the overwhelming amount of support from Chiefs Kingdom, Vol Nation, family, friends and those across the country," Berry said via a press release. "This community has rallied for me since the day I was drafted here, and I am truly grateful to receive this honor. Seeing all of those hashtags was incredible. I can't thank everyone enough.

"Additionally, I'd like to thank Nationwide for the $20,000 donation to the Eric Berry Foundation. The funds will be used to continue our mission of providing opportunities and safe environments for kids in sports."

The NFL Man of the Year award winner will be announced at the NFL Honors show on February 6.

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