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Barstool Sports Raises over $16M for Small Businesses Shattered by Pandemic

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While many governors and legislatures have been busy implementing and extending lockdowns that have devastated small businesses, Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy is providing much-needed relief.

The Barstool Fund, created by Portnoy to aid small businesses in need, has raised over $16 million as of December 31.

Earlier in December, Portnoy launched the fund with a $500,000 contribution of his own money. Since then, the relief fund has seen tremendous growth.

“Once you are in our program, we will pay whatever you need, the necessities you need, the money you need to get through this thing and give you a fair chance to run your business,” Portnoy said. “These people aren’t going out of business because they’re not successful or not making money, it’s because they have no other choice. They’ve been dealt a hand that nobody could play.”

Since the creation of the fund, Portnoy has given regular updates on the businesses that the fund is assisting.

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