Fans Across the US Are Using GoFundMe to Raise Money for Tickets and Gear for Super Bowl 51
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. | February 1, 2017 — Fans across the United States are raising money on GoFundMe for Super Bowl 51 in Houston, Texas. Whether it’s people raising money for friends to attend the game, or raising funds to outfit patients at a children’s hospital with the right clothing, dozens of people have raised thousands of dollars for the big game on Sunday.
Here are just a few of the GoFundMe campaigns:
Send David Clary to the Super Bowl
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Oak Ridge High School play-by-play radio announcer David Clary is a lifelong Atlanta Falcons fan. His good friend Nathan set up a GoFundMe to help David get to Houston. To date, 65 people have helped him raise over $4,000.
Atlanta native Jeff Burns started a GoFundMe to make sure local children in homeless shelters and hospitals have Falcons gear when they watch the big game. His campaign caught the eye of Sarah Ryan, the wife of Falcons Quarterback Matt Ryan. To date, Jeff has raised $10,652 from 117 people, and he’ll donate clothes to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta Mission and Ronald McDonald House.
Get Coach T to the Super Bowl
San Diego, CA
Students at Horizon Christian are trying to get their coach, Coach T, to see his Falcons play in the Super Bowl. On their GoFundMe, students wrote, “Coach T is our mentor, leading by example his love and commitment to Jesus, his love and compassion for his students, his team, Horizon family and beyond!” So far, they have helped raise $2,401, exceeding their $1,500 goal.
Launched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world’s largest social fundraising platform, with over $3 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 25 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives.