Bengals fans pay it forward, donate to Jags charity

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Bengals fans are paying it forward.

A few weeks ago Buffalo Bills fans expressed their gratitude to the Bengals for helping them make the playoffs by donating to the Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation. Bills fans also donated a mouthwatering load of buffalo wings to students at The Children's Home of Cincinnati.

Now Bengals fans are doing the same, but with a different team.

According to WTLV in Jacksonville, more than 100 Cincinnati Bengals fans have donated to the Blake Bortles Foundation.

This effort comes as a 'thank you' to the Jaguars for beating the Bengals rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday.

Bengals fans have donated nearly $5,000 so far since the Jags took out Big Ben and company, 45 to 42.

When asked about it, quarterback Black Bortles had this to say:

"Fans are at the core of the football experience and it's truly exciting and rewarding when they band together, regardless of the team they cheer for, to make a positive impact in the lives of others. I greatly appreciate the support displayed by Bengals fans and they should know their support will make a difference"

Cincinnati sports radio host Mo Egger encouraged Bengals fans to donate through his blog and Twitter page, as well as his show on Monday.

According to their website, The Blake Bortles Foundation supports children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and first responders in both Jacksonville and Oviedo.

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