Lt. Col. Ron Busroe of the Salvation Army told ESPN’s Darren Rovell that the organization saw a 61% increase in online donations from last Sunday and Monday thanks to Elliott’s leap into their kettle. They brought in $182,000 online in the 12 1/2 hours following the leap.
The rookie running back also wrote on Twitter that he would make a donation to the charity himself.
“I mean it’s just sitting there right in the end zone, you know. It’s the perfect celebration,” Elliott said of his celebration Sunday. “They’re one of our biggest partners, so I had to show them a little bit of love.”
It’s the season of giving, and Elliott is certainly doing his part.