Zach LaVine is placing his love of video video games to good use.
Fb introduced Tuesday that LaVine is one in every of 11 outstanding athletes to be a part of a fundraiser sponsored by Fb Gaming to boost cash for COVID-19 aid and social justice.
All through the upcoming summer season, LaVine and others will livestream video video games from Facebook Gaming’s page and use a “Dwell Donate” perform to boost funds in real-time. Fb additionally mentioned in a launch that it’ll contribute $20,000 to every athlete’s charity of alternative.
Together with LaVine, Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz), Julian Edelman (New England Patriots), Allie Lengthy (Reign FC), Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury), Alex Caruso (Los Angeles Lakers), Bogdan Bogdanovic (Sacramento Kings), JaVale McGee (Los Angeles Lakers), Josh Richardson (Philadelphia 76ers), Deandre Ayton (Phoenix Suns) and Tacko Fall (Boston Celtics) will take part within the initiative.
“Athletes proceed to be outstanding forces for good on social media, and we’re excited for this explicit group to make use of Fb Gaming this summer season to entertain followers and lift cash for extremely vital causes,” mentioned Evan Shugerman, Fb Athlete Sports activities Partnerships Lead, in a press release.
LaVine lately launched a Twitch account, the place he semi-frequently streams Name of Responsibility Warzone as a method to interact with followers. Now, that mode of connection and leisure can be put towards worthy causes.
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