As of 3:00 p.m. Eastern time, the barstool fund has reached a total of $2,051,127 ( Updated every 5 min at https://www.barstoolsports.com/the-barstool-fund )
To this point, over 32,000 people have either donated money, or purchased T-Shirts to help get to the 2 million dollar mark. Portnoy seems to be on a mission today as he has taken to Twitter to ask for support, and call out others ( Whit ) for their lack there of. In a very generous gesture, Kevin Hayes of the Philadelphia Flyers, and Team Portnoy member pledged to donate $25,000 himself. This then lead Dave to call out a Hockey guy of his own, one that Dave says he really put on the map, Co host of Spitin’ Chiclets, Ryan Whitney.
Time to put Team Portnoy into action. @KevinPHayes12 just pledged 25k to #barstoolfund Not to put guys on the spot but who is stepping up next? I wish I knew another hockey guy who always bragged about being rich who has a drink named after him who I made famous @ryanwhitney6— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) December 22, 2020
I didn’t snap as many tape to tape passes as @ryanwhitney6 but I’m in for 10k Pres. Great work on the @BarstoolFund by everyone at @barstoolsports especially all you Stoolies. Thanks for everything guys. #Spellinghttps://t.co/ZwLD4SlQaJ— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) December 22, 2020
Knowing the Ryan Whitney would step up to the plate, his Co-Host, Paul Bissonnette ( Biz ) stepped up as well. This was a brilliant move by Portnoy, as it as started a snow ball of donations amongst others. Mike Repole, Founder of Body Armour, called in with a donation of 100k, and said he would double that if 9 people match the 100k. If another 9 people match the 100k, he will add 200k on top. I wouldn’t be shocked if Mike is writing Dave a check for $300k before kickoff of Tulane and Nevada tonight (Lets go Over 56!!!)
My man Mike Repole just called in with 100k donation to start. If 9 people match it today he’ll go to 200k. If 9 match that he’ll go to 3. Let’s go! Where all the rich people at? #barstoolfund.— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) December 22, 2020
By the way just raised 175k on 20 minutes. Dialing for dollars
Very excited and optimistic many more Athletes, Celebrities, Millionaires, and Billionaires jump on board with Barstool for this amazing cause. So far, funds have been sent to 4 restaurants, that’s 4 businesses that hopefully can hopefully rest a little bit easier. 4 down, many many more to go. VIVA