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Syracuse blog’s goal to raise money to send kids to Texas Bowl surpassed almost four times over

Nick Bromberg
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Remember the Syracuse blog raising money to send kids from a local YMCA to the Texas Bowl that we mentioned on Monday?

Their goal was $12,000 to send 200 kids to the game between Syracuse and Minnesota. They made it easily. So easily, in fact, that the blog Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician had to cut off donations at $44,444.44. Yes, you read that correctly. And they even surpassed it.

After seeing the response the blog post generated, the Texas Bowl discounted the price of the tickets to $20, which means that over 1,000 kids will be going to the bowl game.

Plus, they'll be receiving a Syracuse t-shirt, a voucher for food and drink and a Sonic Slush. The kids are from the Houston Texans YMCA (the Texans run the Houston Bowl, which is at Reliant Stadium) and Depelchin Children's Center. It probably didn't hurt that Syracuse coach Scott Shafer even personally tweeted a plea for donations.

Well done, internet. The kids are going to likely have a great time regardless, but here's to hoping that Syracuse and Minnesota give them an entertaining game that they won't forget.

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Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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