Chiefs player pays it forward for shelter animals after Super Bowl win

Defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi will sponsor all adoptable dogs at KC Pet Project

ByABC NEWS
February 03, 2020, 10:37 AM

The Chiefs are the Super Bowl champions and one of the team's star players decided to pay it forward for fans back home in Kansas City in a paw-sitively perfect way.

PHOTO: Saydee, a one-year-old pit bull mix, is available for adoption through the KC Pet Project.
Saydee, a one-year-old pit bull mix, is available for adoption through the KC Pet Project.
KC Pet Project

Defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi will pay for the adoptions of all the adoptable dogs currently at KC Pet Project, the shelter announced Monday on Facebook.

"Kansas City is on cloud nine this morning with last night’s win and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Derrick Nnadi on this wonderful initiative," Tori Fugate, the chief communications officer at Kansas City Campus for Animal Care, told ABC News.

The NFL champ has had a season-long partnership through his namesake foundation with KC Pet Project and came up with the idea to sponsor all adoption fees if the team took home a W against the San Francisco 49ers.

PHOTO: Tally, a 3-year-old pit bull mix, is up for adoption through KC Pet Project.
Tally, a 3-year-old pit bull mix, is up for adoption through KC Pet Project.
KC Pet Project

Nnadi's foundation has sponsored a dog’s adoption fee after each Chiefs win this season and "all of the dogs sponsored have found forever homes as a result," Fugate explained. "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 on Twitter and called it "the perfect way to cap off this great season!!"

that Nnadi will visit the animal shelter soon for a check presentation.

KC Pet Project is the nonprofit that operates the open-admission animal shelter for Kansas City, Missouri, and we care for more than 10,000 pets a year.

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