Dallas Cowboys RB, Ezekiel Elliott made waves last season on Sunday Night Football against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, when he jumped into the giant Salvation Army kettle in AT&T Stadium after his latest touchdown.
The leap wasn’t only a great way to celebrate, it also led to a jump in Salvation Army donations the week after the event.
Salvation Army says it's received $850k in online donations since Ezekiel Elliott jumped in bucket. That buys 91k meals to those in need.
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Zeke saved some lives with that celebration, and Jerry Jones was happy to speak on his behalf after the game.
“We have those kettles there because we do want the visibility of reminding everybody, certainly at this time of year, how doing the most good is putting a dollar in that red kettle,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “To have gotten that attention in front of probably 20 million or so people last night for the Salvation Army was just wonderful.”
Months later, Zeke is recreating his famous jump at the Fantasy Football Convention. He’s all about it, just check out the video:
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