Seahawks and 49ers fans are using their rivalry for awesome

Sarah Hofmann Contributor
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Seahawks fans have been getting increasingly crazy as the NFC championship against the 49ers approaches. Fans are getting pre-emptive tattoos, dissing Colin Kaepernick on social media, and even blocking ticket sales to potential 49ers fans.

However, the latest in their insanely competitive fan battle will do a lot of good. They are facing off to see which fans donate more money to charity in their rivals’ city. Seahawks fans can donate directly to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and 49ers fans can contribute to Seattle Childrens Hospital.

Moreover, an anonymous fan said he’d match each donation up to $100,000. Both teams said they’d do the same thing as well, meaning each dollar donated  will actually be four times that.

The idea actually started back in December when 49ers fans crowdsourced to buy a billboard in Seattle. They donated the leftovers from the billboard to Seattle Children’s Hospital, reports Deadspin.

This is one fan competition everyone should be able to get behind.

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