As many of us know, Twitter can become a toxic place. Over the last few years, the debates over Mitch Trubisky alone are enough to make your head spin. This season, I’ve decided to try and make some positive waves with Bears Twitter and hopefully make it a better place.
Each week, I will send out a tweet (@ZimmermanSXM) asking for guesses for the Chicago Bears’ QB1’s stats for that game. For each guess received, I will donate $1 to a given certified charity that week, up to $200. The person that comes closest to guessing QB1’s stats will have the donation in their name.
In week one, Andy Dalton was 27-38 for 206 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT. Jackson Rosenthal guessed 24-37, 226 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT. A donation of $125 was made to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to help families of fallen firefighters.
In week two, Andy Dalton was 9-11, 56 yards 1 TD, 0 INTs. Twitter handle @_CASEMSTR was closest with a guess of 16-22, 135 yards 1 TD, 0 INTs. This ended up being a much tougher week due to the injury. I added a wrinkle and allowed the winner to pick the charity so a donation of $122 was made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in her name.
I plan to continue these donations each week based on the amount of guesses received, pretty simple way to do your part and help out some great causes.
Will Justin Fields get his first start of his career this week? Check my Twitter later this week and look for the QB1 Charity Challenge tweet and submit your guess!
I also encourage any Bears fans that have a dollar to spare to also donate. Share your donation with me and I will add it to the total raised each week. Can we raise $5,000 for charity? $10,000? Bears Twitter, let’s unite and help out so many great causes out there!
Money raised through two weeks: $247