On Mar. 24th, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the donation of Riot Games through a press conference.
Garcetti said, "We are blessed here in LA to have industries that not only fuel our city but our country and our world's economy. Gaming is one of those industries and one of the leaders in that space is Riot Games. They're based right here in our city, and today that company and its founders are donating more than $800,000 to local nonprofits including $ 200,000 to the Mayor's Fund to support whatever is needed for COVID-19 relief".
A total of $ 1.5 million was donated, with three $500,000 each coming from Riot Games and co-founders Mark Merrill and Brandon Beck. $400,000 of the donation will be transferred to the LA Food Bank and $200,000 to the LA Mayor's fund, which will be used for health care, childcare, senior meals and grants to low-income or unemployed residents. The rest will go to non-profit organizations in Los Angeles.
Riot Games released a statement, which said, “Los Angeles has always been Riot's home and Angelenos are an irreplaceable part of our success. We're proud to be able to give back to our community in this difficult time, and as a global company, we will also continue to evaluate how we can help battle this crisis on a global scale. ”
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