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Seattle Children’s Hospital was able to raise nearly $15,000 and Christopher’s Haven raised close to $12,000, according to the organizations.
“We are grateful that real-life superheroes Chris Pratt and Chris Evans are turning their sports rivalry into an opportunity to support kids in their communities,” Lisa Brandenburg, president of Seattle Children’s Hospital, tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We are delighted that patients and families at both Seattle Children’s and Christopher’s Haven will benefit from these generous donations.”
Joyce Duvall, executive director of Christopher’s Haven, said, “The generosity of Chris Evans and Chris Pratt is overwhelming. They turned a simple, friendly wager into something very significant for both Christopher’s Haven and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The fun and goodwill that they have generated will stay with the children a long time.”
The rivalry began in January after Evans, a New England Patriots fan, tweeted Pratt, a Seattle Seahawks fan, “Well, well, well @prattprattpratt, looks like our teams are going into battle. For the next 2 weeks, you are not my friend, you are my enemy.”
Evans, who plays Captain America, and Pratt, who plays Star-Lord, then agreed to visit a charity of the other’s choosing, dressed as his Marvel superhero, if his team lost the Super Bowl. Since the Seahawks lost, Pratt agreed to visit Christopher’s Haven as Star-Lord, but not wanting to leave Seattle Children’s in the lurch, Evans agreed to visit them too.
The donations flooded in after Pratt and Evans each tweeted links to the organizations’ fundraising pages.
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