PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns announced Thursday that All-Star shooting guard Devin Booker will begin raising money on his Twitch channel to help fight coronavirus.
Twitch is video live streaming service used by those in the gaming industry.
Booker is donating $100,000 to start it and everyone else can donate on his Twitch channel here.
Phoenix Suns Charities will match that initial donation.
According to the Suns, funds will benefit nonprofits like the Arizona Food Bank Network, which is providing hunger relief for children, families and seniors, the Foundation for Senior Living, which provides affordable housing, meals and caregiver support to seniors, and Banner Health Foundation to support community testing, including potential new approaches such as drive-through clinics.
“With countless people around the globe turning to streaming to get their mind off things, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to bring people together, raise awareness and help those in need at the same time,” Booker said in a statement. “These are trying times that transcend basketball and I would like to call on everyone to be good teammates as we deal with this challenge together.”
Last year, Booker made a $2.5 million dollar commitment to Phoenix Suns Charities by pledging to donate $500,000 annually for five years.
Devin Booker is an avid gamer. Booker went viral last week when he found out about the NBA suspending its season while he was streaming on Twitch.
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