A guy near Minneapolis won two Super Bowl tickets in a charity raffle for a nonprofit called Spare Key, which helps families in crisis with critically ill or seriously injured children.
The raffle winner is a huge Vikings fan, and since his favorite team lost to the Eagles, he couldn't stomach going to the big game.
He recently read a story about 13-year-old Cole Fitzgerald from Sewell, New Jersey. Fitzgerald is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan that manages his local junior high school football team and is a Stage 4 cancer survivor who battled neuroblastoma since he was 3.
Instead of selling the Super Bowl tickets for a few thousand bucks, the Minnesotan raffle winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, decided he wanted to give the tickets to Fitzgerald.
Thank you to @kleinbank for donating @SuperBowl tickets to us to help us raise $43,000! Thank you to @Delta @EndeavorAir @countryinns @Eagles and so many others for helping make this family "Bounce and not Break!" https://t.co/adAThl1n04— Spare Key (@sparekeyUSA) January 30, 2018
Representatives from Spare Key surprised the young Eagles fan on Monday with the tickets. Fitzgerald and his father won't even have to worry about getting to Minneapolis for the game. Delta is donating the plane tickets, and the hotel chain Country Inn & Suites is putting them up in a room.