Earlier this year, when you bought a Devon Still jersey from the team's pro shop, all proceeds (save for the cost of making the jersey) went to Children's Hospital for research into pediatric cancer. Over 1,000 jerseys were sold in the first two days and almost $400,000 was raised within four days; the $500,000 plateau quickly followed.
Sales of those jerseys ended on Sunday. All told, there were 14,945 jerseys sold, raising over $1.25 million. The Cincinnati Bengals have already announced that they're presenting the donation on Nov. 6 when Cincinnati hosts the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football.
"It has been a great story and it surprised us that it took off like it did. We knew of his daughter and the condition she has," said Bengals executive VP Katie Blackburn. "From the first time it came up… we wanted to make sure we handled it the right way. From the first time we discussed it, everyone was on the same page. Everyone wanted to make sure that he was going to get the right treatment for his daughter. I give (the Still family) so much credit for how strong they have been going through this whole process."
According to WLW-TV, every jersey size sold out, save for XL, and the quickest selling jerseys were children sizes.
Still recently appeared on Ellen to talk about his daughter.
She presented him with a $10,000 donation to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.