Fresh off of being the first person ever to make a bet at the new Fanatics Sportsbook at FedEx Field, Chris Bryant, also know as @HogFarmersChris on Twitter, is up for the 'NFL Fan of the Year'. Chris already has one accolade, and that's being the Washington Commanders 'Fan of the Year, and it's well earned. With his non-profit, Chris and his volunteers been helping children and families and families affected by Pediatric Cancer.
The Hogfarmers Mission: Nearly 15,780 kids are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year. The Hogfarmers work hard to support children, affected families, and touch lives of everyone affected by childhood cancer and its devastating effects.
The HogFarmers story as told by them on their website: The Hogfarmers are a small 501c3 charity currently assisting dozens of pediatric cancer families nationwide. The Hogfarmers are made up of seven individuals who are all volunteering what time he or she can offer. The Hogfarmers are all fans of the Washington Commanders and that fandom is used as a starting point to engage families battling pediatric cancer. Founded in 2018, The Hogfarmers have made morale visits and provided various forms of family support ever since. The Hogfarmers’ overall aim is to be able to aid and support more families battling such hardships. The Hogfarmers readily seek opportunities to speak to individuals, groups, and/or businesses that would like to combat this monster as well.
The effort put forth with the charity is an homage to The Hogettes, thus the name The Hogfarmers. The Hogettes were also Washington football fans who dressed in costumes and operated a 501c3 for several decades raising countless millions of dollars for charities. The Hogettes and The Hogfarmers both honor the Washington football Offensive Linemen who are commonly referred to as Hogs. The Hogfarmers use their costumes to connect with children and their fandom to uniquely connect with the community. As such, The Hogfarmers make a conscious effort to bring a positive and uplifting tone to a difficult and trying matter.
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