Chiefs Fans Are Thanking Alex Smith By Flooding His Charity With Donations

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Kansas City Star - Like most NFL quarterbacks, Alex Smith was the subject of intense scrutiny during his time as the Chiefs’ starting quarterback, with many of his supporters citing his 50-26 record and his detractors citing his flaws and 1-4 playoff record.

But in the wake of Smith’s recent trade to Washington, Chiefs fans have rallied together for one last show of support to their former five-year starter, as they’ve donated to his charity — the Alex Smith Foundation — in a big way.

This grassroots movement to donate to Smith’s charity started early Wednesday, and as of Thursday night, the foundation received 2,463 donations totaling $47,000, according to Pam Smith, Alex’s mother.

“We are very grateful and amazed,” Smith wrote to The Star in an email.

The Alex Smith Foundation is a nonprofit that provides foster teens with resources to transition to adulthood by developing and promoting mentoring, education, housing, internship, job, and advocacy programs. Donations can be made at alexsmithfoundation.org.

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This is the new hotness in the NFL streets, and for once, a trend doesn’t suck.

It started with Bills Mafia donating over $100,000 to the Andy Dalton Foundation after he beat the Ravens to propel the Bills into the playoffs.

Vikings fans took it upon themselves to donate over $140,000 to Saints punter Thomas Morstead’s foundation.

And now Chiefs fans are thanking Alex Smith by raising what is now over $50,000 to the Alex Smith Foundation to thank him for all he did for Kansas City. It’s a very cool, very salt of the earth gesture from the good people of Missouri.

It’s not often a trend comes through that is actually good. I mean for every planking, mannequin challenge, and Gangnam Style, we get an ALS bucket challenge. And for every 5 Greg Hardys, we get 1 Alex Smith or Chris Long that raises a ton of money for charity.

So I guess it kinda makes me feel better about the trade? Silver linings? I mean sure, we lost a stud 22 year old CB, a 3rd round pick, and gave an aging a questionable amount of money…but the underprivileged youth are going to benefit as a result, which is without a doubt the best thing Dan Snyder has done for anyone in a decade.