New Champion Celebrates by Paying 100 Dogs' Adoption Fees

Chiefs' tackle calls it 'the perfect way' to cap Super Bowl season
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2020 4:15 PM CST
New Champion Celebrates by Paying 100 Dogs' Adoption Fees
Derrick Nnadi of the Kansas City Chiefs takes a photo with fans in Miami last week.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Every time the Kansas City Chiefs won a game this season, Derrick Nnadi's foundation paid the adoption fee for a dog at a local animal shelter. After the Chiefs won the Super Bowl on Sunday, CBS reports, the new champion took it up a notch, covering the fees for every adoptable dog—more than 100—at every KC Pet Project location. "We have had an amazing, season-long, partnership with Derrick and he couldn't have thought of a better ending," the KC Pet Project posted in its Facebook page. "The perfect way to cap off this great season!" the defensive tackle tweeted.

The Derrick Nnadi Foundation supports causes, including Boys and Girls Clubs, in Kansas City and in Virginia Beach, where Nnadi was raised. All of the dogs whose fees were paid during the regular season have been placed in homes, per ABC. The nonprofit shelter cares for more than 10,000 animals per year and is averaging 20 new ones per day. "So this comes at a great time," the KC Pet Project said. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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