Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman turned a popular at-home activity into a fundraising machine over the last 24-hours. Utilizing his love of video games, the famed ballplayer raised a total of $57,252.58 during his 24-hour charity livestream gaming event on the popular website Twitch. The initiative was just one of many ways Bregman has generated attention and funds for FEEDHOU – his $3M fundraising campaign benefitting The Houston Food Bank.
The online streaming event began early Tuesday morning and concluded at 7:59 am on Wednesday, May 13. During the video game marathon, Bregman and other celebrity participants battled it out on games such as Fortnite, Madden NFL 20, and Call of Duty: Warzone. All proceeds generated during the event were donated directly to The Houston Food Bank and its various food pantry programs.
The event also featured guest appearances from professional athletes such as fellow Astros George Springer, Lance McCullers Jr., Josh Reddick and Jake Marisnick; Former Houston Texans Wide Receiver DeAndre Hopkins; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry; and mixed martial artists Derrick Lewis and Stephen Thompson.
We are so grateful for everyone who participated and everyone who donatedAlex Bregman
During the event, Bregman gave away memorabilia, invited several generous donors to play alongside him and his friends and even spoke live online with guests such as singer-songwriter Cody Jinks; rapper, writer and filmmaker Residente, and Baylor University’s women’s basketball Hall of Famer Kim Mulkey.
“These are tough times and many of our neighbors are still struggling. We hope these donations can make a real difference – become a real game-changer – for those Houstonians who need it most.”