Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is paying it forward to thank Bills fans for donating money to his foundation after Cincinnati helped Buffalo make the playoffs last season.
Prior to the Bengals’ preseason game against the Bills on Sunday, Dalton made a special stop at Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center in Buffalo to make a donation on behalf of the Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation.
Dalton and his wife, Jordan, presented a check to the pediatric care unit and donated iPads, computers, TVs and gaming consoles to provide entertainment and educational resources to the children in the hospital, according to buffalonews.com. The organization also donated funds for emergency costs, transportation and other needs.
Bengals QB Andy Dalton makes surprise visit to Roswell Park https://t.co/I54wJcoZDG pic.twitter.com/W2ktX7lsFT
— [BN] Blitz (@BNBlitzNow) August 26, 2018
“We’re just so thankful for everything that happened,” Dalton said Sunday. “Obviously, it was a cool football play, a play that allowed us to win the game and end our season the right way. Obviously it helped Buffalo get into the playoffs.
“With that, we never thought it would turn out to what it did. For this to happen so organically, and not anything we were promoting, and to have it happen from a completely different fan base is pretty great, and a story that doesn’t happen often.”
Thank you Buffalo! @jjdalton5 @ajdfoundation #BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/DluXfoP58I
— Andy Dalton (@andydalton14) August 15, 2018
Bills fans raised more than $415,000 for the foundation earlier this year after Dalton threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd on fourth-and-12 with 53 seconds left to beat the Ravens in their season finale, knocking Baltimore out of the playoffs and cementing a spot for the Bills in the postseason for the first time in 17 seasons.
Fans flooded the foundation with donations, mostly in increments of 17 to mark the occasion.