(Undated) -- Wine making company 'Josh Cellars' is donating thousands of dollars to Omaha's Children's Hospital and Medical Center following a viral challenge that brought over 1,000 people named Josh to Lincoln.
The Josh Cellars company says after seeing the success of the #JoshFight they wanted to celebrate “Joshes” around the country. The Josh Fight, which took place in Lincoln two weeks ago, was created by an Arizona man named Josh Swain. During the pandemic, Swain messaged other Josh Swains on Facebook, challenging them to a battle of the Joshes. Swain said it started as a joke, but the internet embraced it leading him to create a battle royale. A random location was chosen, a park in Lincoln, and a year later over 1,000 people named Josh came together to battle each other with pool noodles to see which Josh would reign supreme.
Although the fight was all in good fun, it also turned in to a good cause, with a fundraising page being created to collect money for Children's Hospital. Nearly $15,000 was raised when Josh Cellars caught wind of the fundraising effort. In response, the company decided to double the donation and pledged $30,000.