Cov-aid Announces Partnership with DoorDash To Donate Meals to Those In Need During 10-hour Streaming Charity Event on #GivingTuesday, May 5

May 4, 2020

 

All Proceeds from COV-AID Event to Support Americares and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Initiatives Related to Covid-19 Relief

 

ATLANTA, May 4, 2020 /PRHandout/ -- Giveaways to Include Signed Gloves from MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz; Signed Gloves from Boxer Evander Holyfield; Custom Hand-Painted Shoes from Subnation and King of Sneakers; Gaming Equipment from HyperX and KontrolFreek; Opportunity to Participate in "Millionaire DJ Academy" Hosted by Grammy Award-Winning Producer DJ Babey Drew; and Free Esports Clinics from University of New Haven

Talent to Feature Lil Jon, Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski, Waka Flocka Flame, SiLLY, SoaR Gaming, Jessie T. Usher, Donovan Carter, Slim Jxmmi, DJ Babey Drew, Harrison Bader, DJ Infamous, Lea Salonga, MonsterDFace, AussieAntics, Ghost Gaming, FaZeBloo, Stephanie Styles, FroZone, Kim Lee, Leah Culver, Brandi Cyrus, Corey "Mr. Hanky" Dennard, Kelly Olynyk, Kris Lofton and More

Event to be Hosted by Leading Gaming Personalities Joshua Gray, Michele Morrow, Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico, Sam Seum, Erin Simon and djWHEAT

As part of the upcoming  COV-AID™ event — a massive, multi-platform, one-day online charity event — DoorDash, the nation's leading on-demand local logistics platform, will donate up to one million meals to those in need (one meal per viewer). The streaming event, scheduled for #GivingTuesday tomorrow, May 5, 2020, at 1pm EDT, will feature more than 10 hours of content showcasing popular gamers, athletes, artists and other personalities streamed across top social game-streaming platforms including Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, Twitter and Facebook. All proceeds will be donated toAmericares and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BCGA) to help the fight against COVID-19, and to support front-line medical professionals, first responders, and families most directly affected by COVID-19.

Throughout the event, COV-AID will have hourly giveaways for donors, which will include:

  • One-of-a-kind signed items including:

    • Signed gloves from MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz

    • Signed gloves from World Champion Boxer Evander Holyfield

    • and More!

  • HyperX gaming equipment including keyboards, headsets and more

  • Custom, hand-painted shoes from Subnation and King of Sneakers

  • KontrolFreek equipment including performance thumbsticks, performance grips and gaming lights

  • Free slots to The Millionaire DJ Academy hosted by Grammy-award winning producer, DJ Babey Drew

  • Free spots at the University of New Haven's Youth Summer Esports Clinic (a $500 value) where students will:

    • Learn the busine ss of esports and how their education can help advance them from esports business professor Jason Chung

    • Learn how a collegiate esports team is run and benefit from in-game coaching by University of New Haven esports head coach Corey Parks (former professional CS:GO player)

    • Plus, a new esports scholarship opportunity will be announced


"It's so amazing to see artists from all sectors of the entertainment industry coming together for #GivingTuesday to help Americares and Boys and Girls Clubs of America," said United in Gaming Co-Founder Andrew Smoltz. "I want to extend special thanks to our partners, brand sponsors, and in-kind donors for stepping in to support these efforts. This is such an extraordinary time for everyone all around the world, but we know gaming brings communities together — so that is what we're doing on May 5."

The COV-AID event will feature a mix of interactive, live-streamed competitions and p erformances, plus pre-recorded content from entertainers, athletes and other personalities.

Event Talent includes:

  • Lil Jon: Grammy Award-winning artist

  • Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski: Super Bowl champion

  • Waka Flocka Flame: Rapper

  • Jessie T. Usher: Actor

  • SiLLY: Call of Duty champion

  • SoaR Gaming: Esports organization

  • Donavan Carter: Actor  (HBO "Ballers")

  • Slim Jxmmi: Rapper

  • DJ Babey Drew: Grammy Award-winning producer

  • Harrison Bader: Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder

  • Hungrybox: Three-time, number one Super Smash Bros. player in the World

  • DJ Infamous: Grammy Award-winning record producer

  • Lea Salonga: Tony Award-winning actress and singer

  • MonsterDFace & AussieAntics: Fortnite Commentators

  • GhostSean: Professional Fortnite Player

  • Kelly Olynyk: Professional NBA basketball player for the Miami Heat

  • Garrett "FaZeBloo" Underhill: Call of Duty professional gamer

  • DJ Whoo Kid: Hip Hop DJ

  • Stephanie Styles: Actress, singer, and dancer

  • Corey "Mr. Hanky" Dennard: Musician and Producer

  • FroZone: Streamer and content creator

  • Kim Lee, Leah Culver and Brandi Cyrus: DJs

Event Hosts:

  • Michele Morrow: On-Camera host, Actor, Producer, Voice Over Artist and all-around gamer

  • Joshua Gray: On-air host, as well as writer and producer for segments in the video game and digital entertainment industry

  • Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico: Gaming and esports host

  • Sam Seum: Streamer

  • Erin Simon: Writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League, and host of Cheddar Esports and Grass Routes Podcast

  • djWheat: Popular com mentator and streamer in StarCraft II


COV-AID was created, and is being produced by, a consortium of media and technology firms with close ties to the gaming and esports community, including: United in Gaming, Skillshot Media, Uspech Marketing, Film Quality Services, Subnation, Visual Weaponry, Softgiving, KontrolFreek, Mojichat, Lunchbox.gg, and Enthusiast Gaming (https://www.enthusiastgaming.com/).

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