In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and related government restrictions, Barstool launched The Barstool Fund, a fundraising non-profit which provides financial support to small business owners across the United States. People can go to Toledo and eat but you can’t in Michigan. The Barstool Fund raises money to … David Portnoy has described the site's topics as "sports/smut." That was more than two weeks ago and since then the fund is now at $18 million in donations from more than 140,000 donors. More Like This News On 6 A national sports blog presented a … Barstool Sports founder launches fund to save small businesses since gov't won't get 'off their a**' The first recipient had an emotional reaction to receiving the relief. “We’re approaching 125 years, I’m proud to say. 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of merchandise sold as part of The Barstool Fund campaign will be donated by Barstool Sports, Inc. to 30 Day Fund, Inc. and will go towards a general pool of money being raised to help those businesses chosen as part of the campaign (but will not be earmarked for any particular business within that group). One of the rules for applying is that businesses must still be paying its employees. The fund will help with expenses like payroll, rent and taxes. How the fund works is that businesses need to apply by sending in a description of the business and meet the criteria of still paying its employees. Barstool Sports Founder Launches Fund to Save Small Businesses: ‘Thank You From the Bottom of My Heart’ Image: Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash. To keep the doors open, The Barstool Fund will help finance Premier Sports Center’s $62,000 tax bill. — The Barstool Fund (@BarstoolFund) January 16, 2021 The grant for Burger Hut is $15,000. "THIS IS THE AMERICA I LOVE!" In a video on barstoolsports.com, Portnoy said he began the fund after ranting and raving about how restaurants are going to survive the pandemic. Dave Portnoy, founder of Barstool Sports, is launching an initiative called the Barstool Fund" to help small businesses struggling to survive under coronavirus-related lockdown restrictions. The Barstool Fund was only launched on December 17, but it has already raised over $7 million in donations, including $500,000 from Portnoy himself. Barstool Sports fund sends grants to North Jersey restaurants. Barstool Fund. The most recent of those businesses is Kansas City’s … It’s rather frustrating.”. View Comments. Managing Editor December 18, 2020. Winning Ticket For $1 Billion Mega Millions Jackpot Sold In Michigan, Tom Brady Takes High Road When Asked About Not Being Able To Coach In New England, Matt Patricia Returning To Patriots Coaching Staff, 1,900 Doses Of COVID Vaccine Compromised At VA Medical Center In Jamaica Plain, Outrage After National Guard Relocated To Parking Garage To Rest; NH Orders Troops Home, Lowell Teacher Buys Bus, Takes Students On Virtual Field Trips During Remote Learning, COVID Curfew, Stay At Home Advisory Being Lifted In Massachusetts, Vermont Woman Who Made Bernie Sanders' Mittens Says She Has No More To Sell, CVS, Walgreens Will Begin Distributing COVID Vaccines To Eligible Residents. "My son got a call a week ago yesterday that they were interested and wanted a short video. So far, the Barstool Fund has raised more than $22 million to support more than 100 businesses. © 2021 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. To date, Barstool Fund has raised over $22.4 million and helped 109 businesses and counting, keep afloat. The businesses that have been accepted are profiled on the  Barstool Sports website. At barstoolsports.com/fund, the list of businesses and total donations is updated every 5 minutes. As businesses struggle to stay afloat amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy wants to do his part in helping. Share Tweet. Roomers Bar in Lake Placid is also listed as a beneficiary of The Barstool Fund. Portnoy launched the Barstool Fund in late December to help give small businesses a helping hand as long as the pandemic continues. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Breck Dumas. It was Beauchamp's son, David, who saw Portnoy on social media talking about the fund and told him that he had to do this. At barstoolsports.com/fund, the list of businesses and total donations is updated every 5 minutes. Beauchamp’s famed mustache has also been a mainstay and part of the Champ’s Pub logo since it got its start. "Same bun, meat and cheese. The application required entering basic financial … George’s Barber Shop is one of 131 businesses that have been supported by the fund so far. In December, he launched The Barstool Fund, a fundraising program for struggling small businesses. The fund is open to gyms, restaurants, bars and more. “We hope it (the current ban on indoor dining) will be lifted,” Beauchamp said. "And I only post this in hopes others as blessed as me may be moved to help out. “The numbers are down. Over 20 businesses have thus far been supported, their various stories highlighted through videos posted by Barstool with Portnoy informing them of the funds they will be receiving. Rock tweeted on Monday that he made a donation of $100,000 to the fund and hopes others follow. My great-grandfather started this shop and I’m the fourth generation here,” Owner Mike Moriello said. Barstool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy Creates Fund To Help Struggling Small Businesses, Starting With Borrelli’s In East Meadow By Carolyn Gusoff December 19, 2020 at 8:20 am The next business we're helping is San Martino Ristorante , in Yonkers, NY. On the FaceTime call, Portnoy told Beauchamp that "you're the exact type of bar we want to help out.". And so the fund began. - Kid Rock", In a FaceTime call, Portnoy told Beauchamp: "We wanna help you out, we'll be there, you're in the fund… I'm glad to do it.". Introducing The Barstool Fund If you are a small business that needs help staying in business because of covid email us your story to barstoolfund@barstoolsports.com. Several Wisconsin restaurants are getting help from the Barstool Fund, a fundraiser run by media company Barstool Sports. Beauchamp's son recorded a video of him talking about the business and its history. While Champ's has been accepted in the fund, it has not received a check. Barstool Sports Fund helps two Indiana businesses The fundraiser started in mid-December and has raised more than $21 million with more than 170,000 supporters. Barstool Sports is a digital media powerhouse. Beauchamp said he and Portnoy had a nice conversation. Like many small businesses, George’s Barber Shop is in survival mode. By Dan Andros. You also have to submit what you need the money for. It's the same fund that Kid Rock is helping to support. "We are going to try and save as many small businesses as we can.". Right now, Champ's Pub has seven employees. As of 5:30pm Friday, the fund has raised over $25 million dollars. Official store of Barstool Sports with merchandise like t-shirts & hoodies from your favorite brands like One Bite, Pardon My Take, KFC Radio, Spittin Chiclets, Fore Play, Call Her Daddy and more. So, they reached out to the Barstool Fund, which has been raising money for small businesses across the country. It’s a cause that resonates with many, including Ernie Boch Jr., who donated $1 million to the fund on Thursday. More:Michigan ranks 7th worst in nation in administering COVID-19 vaccines, More:The members of Congress who are planning to object to Joe Biden's Electoral College win. Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy launched a fundraising effort with the nonprofit 30 Day Fund for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 called "The Barstool Fund, contributing $500,000 of … The fund will help with expenses like payroll, rent and taxes. Barstool Sports announced that the Barstool COVID relief fund will be helping to raise funds for Chicago's beloved Ken's Diner and Grill. “My company started as a small business and I understand the trials and tribulations of the small business community,” Ernie Boch Jr. said. Founder of the popular sports and media site, Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports, is using his platform and reach for more than just pizza reviews and sports bets lately. Rebecca King. Author: Lauren Kostiuk Portnoy's intent is to help an industry that has been "dealt a hand nobody can play," he said in a video. It was started by Swampcott’s Dave Portnoy, the founder of Barstool Sports. Content. Put me down for 100K," Rock tweeted. SAUGUS (CBS) – A Saugus Barber Shop that calls itself the “oldest barber shop” in America. "It's great to be recognized for all these years," an excited Beauchamp said. Champ's Pub was described as a "Cheers" type of bar after the famed TV sitcom with the "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" theme song. It was started by Swampcott’s Dave Portnoy, the founder of Barstool Sports. Michigan ranks 7th worst in nation in administering COVID-19 vaccines, The members of Congress who are planning to object to Joe Biden's Electoral College win, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. And Beauchamp says he doesn't know what the amount will be. Published 2 days ago Dave Portnoy tours empty NYC storefronts as Barstool Fund receipts top $27M for small businesses Barstool Sports founder, CEO … The Barstool Fund Tee from Barstool Sports. Portnoy put up $500,000 of his own money and started the fund aimed at helping restaurants and other small businesses survive COVID-19. ©2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. They say they hope it will help them stick around for another 125 years. Barstool Sports, a pop culture news site, will be helping out three more Connecticut restaurants as part of its Barstool Fund, which provides small businesses with funds to … Stimulus Check Update: When Could The Third Payment Arrive? "We sent in a brief history of the business and what we needed the money for," Beauchamp said. Dave Beauchamp was walking out of an optometry store last week when he got a FaceTime call offering to help him meet expenses at his struggling downtown Michigan tavern, Champ's Pub. For information on the fund, visit: www.barstoolsports.com/the-barstool-fund, By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. On Thursday, he … "It's the exact same product for 39 years," Beauchamp. Portnoy said, “if COVID hit at year ten, that would’ve been the end of Barstool, and I could never imagine being in that position where it’s like- I put so much into something and just have it ripped away with nothing you can do, there’s no way to fight it.”. More than 70 businesses have been approved to be part of the fund. The meat comes from a local butcher Marv's Meats in Brighton.". Portnoy created a relief fund, fueled through donations including $500,000 of his own money, to help small businesses nationwide impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Portnoy added, "I love the mustache, glad I got to see it in real life too," referring to Beauchamp's signature facial hair, which is also part of Champ's logo. The Barstool Fund | Barstool Sports Support local businesses that need help because of COVID Support local businesses that need help because of COVID $ 29,039,197 Total Funds Raised (Data Updated Every 5 … Barstool Sports is a sports & pop culture blog covering the latest news and viral highlights of each and everyday with blogs, videos and podcasts. SAN FRANCISCO - A viral fundraiser effort is helping San Francisco's oldest restaurant stay in business during the pandemic. "I haven’t seen my upper lip since 1970," Beauchamp said. Ken's Diner in Skokie, Ill., has been a staple of the Chicago area's Jewish community for decades. The pub is known for its signature ground round burger and as a favorite local hangout. The restaurant and bar does carryout and has two igloos out front that help, Beauchamp said. Champ's Pub, now in its 40th year, is named after Beauchamp's nickname "Champ." Moriello said, “we’re fighting through it to keep it going and my family has worked a lot of years to build this business up here and I want to keep it that way and keep it going.”, George’s Barber Shop will be using the money they receive from the Barstool Fund to cover rent. By the common man, for the common man. NorthJersey.com. And then TV personality and entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis challenged him in a tweet to "put your money where your mouth is," saying he'd put "500k if you match it to create a relief fund for NYC-area restaurants.". He continued, “it takes many, many years to build up a successful business and we’ve learned recently here with this pandemic how quickly that can come to an end.”. 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