It was one year ago today that Bills Mafia came together to show their support in a big way. 

On August 17, 2022, football fans all over the country were shocked to hear the news of the sudden death of Luke Knox, brother of Bills tight end Dawson Knox

At the time, Florida International University, where Knox played football, announced his death in a shocking and saddening tweet. No cause of death was ever mentioned publicly, and after an investigation, police found no evidence of wrongdoing.

The news hit Buffalo Bills fans especially hard, who adore Dawson Knox and share in his grief. In true Bills Mafia fashion, instead of just letting the news pass them by, they came together to make sure something good came out of the tragedy. 

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Bills Fans Came Together For Dawson Knox In An Epic Way

Over 9,000 Bills Fans flooded the P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative with donations in increments of $16.88 over the past year, in honor of the Bills star’s little brother. 

What makes this specific amount of money so special? 16 was the number worn by the late Luke Knox at FIU, while 88, obviously, is currently worn by Dawson.

P.U.N.T., which was founded in 2004 by Brian Moorman and stands for “Perseverance, Understanding, Need and Teamwork,” provides financial support and other resources to Western New York families with children battling cancer. 

Dawson Knox has been a faithful supporter of P.U.N.T. for years, earning money for the organization through his Knox Sox collaboration - where 25% of every purchase goes directly to families who need it. 

Other Times Bills Mafia Came Together For A Cause

This is far from the first time Bills Mafia has shown its generosity. After the Ravens lost to the Bills in the 2021 playoffs, fans donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Lamar Jackson’s favorite charity, Blessings In A Backpack

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And in 2020, after the loss of Josh Allen’s beloved grandmother Patricia, fans gave over a million dollars to Oishei Children’s Hospital - enough to open a new pediatric recovery wing that bears her name. 

Bills Mafia never ceases to impress. Although they may be more known primarily for jumping through tables, they should be far more renowned for their selfless acts of kindness. They really are the greatest fans in the world.

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