What began as a gesture to buy Jaguars presumptive No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence a gift from his wedding registry has turned into a boon for Jacksonville charities.
It all began earlier this month when Jaguars fan Eric Dillard started a fundraising effort on Twitter to get enough donations from fans to purchase a $300 toaster listed on the online registry theknot.com for Lawrence and his bride, Marrisa.
— Dilla (@E_Dilla) April 17, 2021
After the toaster came a vacuum.
And after the vacuum came the best part: monetary donations to charities of Lawrence's choice.
In less than 10 hours, Jaguars fans donated $5,000. And within a week, $11,088 had been raised.
But it didn't stop there.
Following their April 11 private wedding in Bluffton, S.C., Lawrence responded via Twitter with a gesture of his own: a donation of $20,000 of the newlywed couple's own money to charities in Jacksonville.
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