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Alyssa Milano Attends Super Bowl After Sharing GoFundMe For Son's Baseball Team

Face-value Super Bowl tickets reach as high as $10,000

Alyssa Milano Attends Super Bowl After Sharing GoFundMe For Son's Baseball Team

Alyssa Milano has come under criticism for her appearance at Sunday's Super Bowl with her son after sharing a GoFundMe for his baseball team last month.

In a Sunday Instagram post, the actress shared a photo of herself and her son at the Super Bowl captioned, "My buddy."

The post drew the ire of critics who referenced the original GoFundMe post and follow-up response to critics stating she couldn't afford to assist her son's entire baseball team.

Face-value Super Bowl tickets range from $950 to $9,500, per CBS News.

"This b---- just bought thousands of dollars worth of Super Bowl tickets while asking you to donate to her son’s travel baseball team," wrote one user.

Another Instagram user suggested Milano, who began her acting career in 1984 starring as Samantha Micelli in sitcom Who's the Boss?, had been "rich and famous for too long."

"She probably has contributed a lot to her son’s team so, in her mind, it’s ok to ask for donations?" the user suggested. "She doesn’t understand that a lot of kids can’t play because their parents can’t afford the sign up fee, the cost of equipment & just the logistics of getting the child to/from practices & games. Let's face it, she's doing well for a child star but she didn't get through that life unscathed.”

The user went on to question how Milano could have an understanding of issues "regular parents" go through.

"You would think her husband would be the voice of reason? Maybe he didn't know or maybe he's clueless too?" they concluded.

Milano shared her son's baseball team's GoFundMe campaign in a late-January X post linking to the campaign.

"Any amount would be so greatly appreciated," she wrote.

Shortly after her original post, Milano said she received media inquiries asking if she had personally contributed to her son's baseball team.

"I've paid for uniforms for the entire team and coaches, thrown birthday parties and sponsor any kid who can't afford monthly dues," Milano wrote. "The kids also do fundraising themselves—car washes, movie nights, and many other fun things!"

"Thank you to all who have contributed to the GoFundMe! You've made things easier for these boys and their families," her post concluded.

In a separate Instagram post, Milano expanded on the criticism she received for her original post.

”Every parent raises money for their child’s sports teams and many of them do so through GoFundMe. I am no different," Milano wrote.

“As much as I’d love to pay for the entire team and their families for travel, transportation, hotel, food and beverage, uniforms, trading pins and all the things teams do for this kind of trip — I can not afford to do so,” she added. “Maybe someday.”

Milano suggested critics would find "something else to be hurtful about" even if she could afford the entire GoFundMe goal.

"Regardless of how you feel about me, going on to my hardworking son's Instagram page and leaving these kinds of message is so horrid," Milano continued. "Leave the kids alone. Let them play baseball. If you are against donating--don't donate. If you'd like to donate to help the team's families--we appreciate it."

Several days after her initial post, Milano said the GoFundMe had reached their original $10,000 goal.

"I so appreciate your donations in the midst of the vitriol," she wrote.

Milano also began reposting GoFundMe campaigns for other users similarly seeking donations for their children's sports team through her X account.

As of Tuesday, the GoFundMe has raised $15,000 out of the original $10,000 goal.

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