The offer of a friendly Twitter wager on the NFL playoffs will result in a nice donation to The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation (CWF).
In the day’s leading up to the Seattle-Green Bay game in the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs, the American Legion Department of Washington’s Twitter account (@WALegionMembers) proposed a bet to the Department of Wisconsin’s account (@WIlegion). The losing team’s department would make a donation to the CWF, which provides grants to nonprofit organizations for projects that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children.
Green Bay won 28-23, and the Department of Washington was good to its word, tweeting out “Our word is our bond. Even though the #Seahawks lost and @WIlegion didn't take our bet, @WALegionMembers will make a $230 ($10 per each @Seahawks points) donation to @americanlegion Child Welfare Foundation on behalf of @walegionCDR for Natl CDR Oxford.”
The department later tweeted out a picture of a check for $230 that was sent to National Headquarters. And the morning after the game, Twitter user K. Rudolph (@scientwest) responded to Washington’s account, stating that Wisconsin Legionnaires “will match your donation with $280 for the #GoPackGo win.”