Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon donated his large winnings from fantasy football games to local charities.
The NFL season saw fantasy and real life intersect in an unusual way.
That’s because real life Packers running back AJ Dillon joined a fantasy football league.
What’s the best thing? He won the whole thing.
AJ Dillon won the fantasy league. He is donating all of his winnings
Dillon was invited to join their celebrity league by Sleeper, a fantasy sports app. He mentioned that he had been thinking of playing fantasy football in the past year on Twitter. per NBC26.
Dillon was not permitted to accept the $35,000 prize. So instead he’s donating that large chunk of change to local charities in Green Bay.
The Cancer Team at Bellin Health is getting $25,000. Dillon felt connected because his future mother in law was treated there for breast cancer.
Dillon is also giving $10,000 to Willow Tree Cornerstone Child Advocacy Center, a community center that helps law enforcement, district attorneys and child protective services conduct investigations of child abuse and neglect.
Dillon won his fantasy league. This means that the running back is free to help the Packers continue his winning ways.
Dillon, Green Bay’s second-year quarterback, was drafted in the second round by Boston College in the 2020 NFL Draft. While he only played in two games, he racked up 803 yard and five touchdowns on just 187 carries. He also scored two receiving touchdowns.