NFL Fans Raise A Ton Of Money For Veterans Through Twitter

David Hookstead | Reporter

NFL fans raised close to $1 million for veterans Sunday.

The league was donating $25 to military nonprofits for every time #SaluteToService was tweeted on Veterans Day. According to Adam Schefter, as of Monday morning, NFL fans had raised around $800,000. The number is still open to rising given the fact there is the Monday night game to be played.

This is what you love to see. It’s another great reminder of how sports can be so much more than just the numbers on the scoreboard when the clock hits zero. (RELATED: NFL Quarterbacks Wear Awesome Cleats Honoring Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Victims)

Sports also provide us the opportunity to help those in our communities and to thank the men and women in uniform. After all, we do have the most badass military and country in the history of mankind.

Hopefully, more and more people continue to tweet #SaluteToService through “MNF,” and we can get this number way above a million.

I know people love to trash the NFL. It’s a really popular thing to do, and I’ve done it myself. However, sometimes you have to tip your cap. Finding out a way to use social media to raise money for veterans is an awesome move.

Props to the NFL and all the fans who have participated in this great cause.

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