Aaron Rodgers, quarterback of Green Bay Packers, pledged $500,000 to help small businesses struggling in the ongoing pandemic.
Rogers told Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy on Instagram Live on Friday that he matched Portnoy’s initial $500,000 donation, which launched the Barstool Fund, a charitable organization that supports businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rogers said, “I just want to participate.” “I’m here. I want to pay the same amount you invested. The starting price is $500,000, which is what I want. It’s an honor to be involved.”
As of Sunday morning, the Barstool Fund has raised more than $22 million and helped 1
Rogers believes that charities help companies by “doing what the government has not done.” The fund will provide companies with “life-changing money” within two to three days.
Rogers also called on his teammates and others to help the business he described as “the backbone of this country.”
Rogers said: “This is an appeal to everyone to continue to act and do their best.”
Rodgers said he was inspired by the Barstool Fund’s video tape, which helped save small businesses.
Rogers said: “I’m just in awe of what you are doing, and I can no longer sit back and watch.” “It does have an impact. We are talking about our employees, these are our employees. This is what this country is now. Backbone, I want to be involved, I must be involved.”
Small businesses can apply for assistance from the Barstool Fund here.