I normally don’t root against the Detroit Red Wings, but a Columbus Blue Jacket’s fan started a Twitter revolution during the Blue Jackets game on Friday against the Wings. In an effort to beat their division rival, Jackets fan Tyler Schweinfurth tweeted he would donate $20 to the player who scored the game winning goal to the “money on the board.” “Money on the board” is a tradition in hockey where players right down a money sum on a whiteboard before a big game. The money is only collected if the team wins and is normally donated to a charity.
The Blue Jackets got in on Schweinfurth tweet and so did 150 other fans (including Red Wings fans). It’s a good thing Columbus won because $10,000 was donated to charities including the Red Cross and the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. RJ Umberger scored in a shootout to make it 3-2.