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Alex Smith Foundation has $45,000 in donations from Chiefs fans

Chiefs fans are donating to Alex Smith’s Foundation. Click here for the background.

This. Is. Awesome.

Chiefs fans have been donating to Alex Smith’s Foundation as a thank you since the trade went down this past week. It’s part of a larger trend in sports where fans are donating to a charity to say thank you to a player.

How did this all start?

It just takes one person. A few weeks ago I saw a Chiefs fan say they were donating to the Alex Smith Foundation to say thank you to Alex. I remember thinking that was pretty cool. Then I saw another Chiefs fan tweet us to say he was donating to Alex’s Foundation. Then another Chiefs fan did. Pete wrote up a blog post on it and it took off along with coverage from the local radio stations and the paper.

What is the Alex Smith foundation?

From their website:

The Alex Smith Foundation provides foster teens with the tools and resources needed to transition to successful adulthood by developing and promoting Mentoring, Education, Housing, Internship, Job, and Advocacy programs.

This 2013 story from the Boston Globe does a good job describing how efficient the Foundation is with its money.

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