The Bills Mafia behaves in exactly the opposite way that the real mafia does.
Fans of the Buffalo football team show gratitude and respect in a very powerful way: With their wallets.
After last night’s game against the Ravens, a victory in the Bills that led the team to the AFC Championship for the first time since 1993, fans donated about $ 150,000 to Blessings in a Backpack, a charity backed by Baltimore defender Lamar Jackson.
“Can we talk about the Bills Mafia?” Nicki Grizzly, the group’s chief marketing officer, told USA Today. “It’s amazing. You took a normal Sunday in January and made it one of the greatest days in the history of the Blessings.”
The group provides food on weekends for primary school children who might otherwise go hungry. Jackson has been working with the band for the past three years.
“This amount of money will have a huge impact on our organization, especially at a time of this pandemic where there are more children than ever who need our program,” Grizzly said.
Jackson came out of last night’s game with a concussion after hitting his head on the pitch at Bills Stadium.
If you are a member of the Bills Mafia who has not yet made a donation, or if you want to support the group simply because it is a great cause, click here.
During the regular season, Bills Mafia flooded Oishei Children’s Hospital with donations in memory of Josh Allen’s grandmother, Patricia. Three years ago, when the Bengals defeated the Ravens to give the Bills their first playoff since 1999, the Bills Mafia coughed a lot of money for the Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton Foundation.