Athletes have found many ways to celebrate after a big win. Some buy lavish gifts. Others go to DisneyWorld. But Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi is making headlines for his latest financial expenditure after yesterday’s big win in the Super Bowl.
It’s not a fancy car or a second home. Instead, Nnadi has pledged to cover the adoption fees of every single dog available at one local animal shelter.
The KC Pet Project, a nonprofit that operates a shelter in Kansas City, Missouri, announced the generous gift via their social media channels this morning.
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KC WINS! We are so excited to announce that the Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle, Derrick Nnadi is choosing to celebrate the Super Bowl win by paying for the adoptions of all the adoptable dogs currently at KC Pet Project! We have had an amazing, season-long, partnership with @dnnadi and he couldn't have thought of a better ending. This partnership has been sponsored by the Derrick Nnadi Foundation. To learn more and donate today visit www.dnnadifoundation.org To see all of our adoptable dogs visit www.kcpetproject.org/adopt/dogs
“We are so excited to announce that the Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle, Derrick Nnadi is choosing to celebrate the Super Bowl win by paying for the adoptions of all the adoptable dogs currently at KC Pet Project! We have had an amazing, season-long, partnership with @dnnadi and he couldn’t have thought of a better ending.”
Tori Fugate, the chief communications officer at Kansas City Campus for Animal Care, told ABC News “Thanks to his incredible support, more than 100 available dogs in our care will have their adoption fees sponsored starting today.”
Nnadi also shared the news via his Twitter account:
The perfect way to cap off this great season ‼️ https://t.co/k9KSt05gtt
— Derrick Nnadi 🇳🇬 (@DerrickNnadi) February 3, 2020
According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter a shelter each year in America, so while this single gesture won’t solve the overcrowding problem in shelters around the country, it’s certainly a step in the right direction.
The move is a major win for pups in Missouri, as well as an example for others around the nation with the means to make such an incredible donation.
Our hats — or helmets – are off to Mr. Nnadi and his continuing efforts.