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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 1 pm 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 to Americares 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 (Watch video HERE).

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 Esports Clinics from University of New Haven (a $500 value) where students will:
    • Learn the business 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.” 

“DoorDash’s commitment to giving back to communities is a core belief of the company — that is even more true during the COVID-19 crisis,” said DoorDash Senior Director, Head of Consumer Marketing David Bornoff. “We’re excited to join COV-AID and donate one million meals to those in need through our partnership with Feeding America, especially during this time of incredible need.”

The COV-AID event will feature a mix of interactive, live-streamed competitions and performances, 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 CyrusDJs


COV-AID will be live-streamed on May 5 at 1pm EDT on platforms including:
Twitch | YouTube | Mixer | Twitter | Facebook

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COV-AID is an egoless alliance of talent, distribution and nonprofit partners coming together to fight COVID-19. Event organizers and logistical partners will earn no revenue from COV-AID. All proceeds will support the event’s nonprofit beneficiaries and their work.

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