The Kansas City Chief are Super Bowl champions for the first time in 50 years, and one Chiefs player celebrated by doing something great for his community…and for a whole lot of animals.
Chiefs defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi paid the adoption fees for every dog that was available at the KC Pet Project shelter. The total was more than 100 pooches looking for a forever home.
Tori Fugate of the KC Pet Project said, “KC Pet Project cares for over 10,000 pets a year, so partnerships like this are so wonderful to help our pets find loving, forever homes. We’re thrilled and honored that Derrick Nnadi chose to do this to help us save lives in Kansas City. Our community is on cloud nine following last night’s win and this is such a heartwarming story to go along with this huge victory.”
When Nnadi played college football at Florida State, he adopted a shelter dog named Rocky. He said, “All my life, I always wanted a dog. When I first got him, he was very timid. It made me think of how other animals, whether they’re owned or in a shelter, are feeling scared and alone.”
Nnadi has been active in charity work in both Kansas City and his hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia, since he joined the NFL in 2018.
And here’s a bonus: the story about Nnadi’s generosity became so popular that TV host Rachael Ray decided to pay for dog food for all the 109 pooches once they get adopted from the KC Pet Project.
Great work to everyone involved! And go Chiefs!