Here’s a sudden merger thanks to the isolation forced by coronavirus: charity and video games.
Saturday, Patrick Corbin is partnering with Boston reliever Matt Barnes to launch a fundraising Call of Duty tournament filled with other baseball players. It’s called Call of Duty: Warzone Charity Royale.
Each team will be compromised of an athlete, athlete partner and two fans. Fans can bid to join their preferred player.
Juan Soto, Trea Turner and Ryan Zimmerman are among the players. Boston’s J.D. Martinez and New York’s Pete Alonso are among other players.
The winning athlete's team will receive 25 percent of the funds to donate to the charity of their choosing. The remaining amount will be split equally among the athletes to be donated to the charity of their choice. The chosen charities include: No Kid Hungry, Pros for Heroes, The Florida Mental Health Coalition, Samaritan's Purse, Louisville YMCA, Sufficient Grace and Homers for Heroes. Additionally, the two fans on the winning team will receive some signed memorabilia.
The tournament is May 16 at noon and can be seen on Twitch.
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