49ers vs. Seahawks: Fans competing to raise money for children’s hospitals

Sep 15, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks fan Chris Wright (in green sleeve) cheers his team against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

There is no love lost between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, who will battle for the NFC Championship this Sunday.

But their fans, despite the bad blood, have decided to put together one of the best competitions in recent memory – who can donate more to local children’s hospitals.

What started with a group of San Francisco fans attempting to garner donations for a billboard (any extra money received was being sent to local charity) has morphed into a massive charitable contribution, as noted by Deadspin:

An anonymous 49ers fan has promised to match donations in each city up to $100,000 each, for a total of $200,000. Earlier this week, the 49ers and Seahawks each announced they will do the same—so every dollar donated is actually four.

As of press time, it’s a close race. San Franciscans have pledged $13,419, while Seattleites have raised $20,933.

How amazing is that?

Donations on Seattle’s part will go to Seattle Children’s Hospital while San Francisco donations will go towards UCSF’s Benioff Children’s Hospital.

You can do your part by helping here and here.

Topics: NFC Championship, NFL PLayoffs, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

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