First Charity Streaming Event to Benefit Gift of Life April 16-19, 2020
BOCA RATON, FL, April 15, 2020 — Misfits Gaming Group (MGG) has partnered with Softgiving, the innovative fundraising platform, to host a variety of online charity streams throughout 2020. Now, more than ever, gaming communities are coming together to give back and, with the help of Softgiving, pros and influencers across the entire Misfits Gaming Group organization will take part in fundraising streams and events to give back to different charities throughout the year.
The first MGG charity event will take place April 16-19, with proceeds going to Gift of Life Marrow Registry. Patients battling blood cancer, sickle cell disease and inherited immune disorders rely on Gift of Life to provide lifesaving stem cell and bone marrow transplants at a time when every minute matters. During the COVID-19 crisis, Gift of Life has worked to ensure patients continue to receive life-saving transplants amid challenges such as closed public spaces, travel restrictions and limited airline flights. MGG will be raising money to help ensure that the organization can continue to provide its urgently needed services.
The next fundraising event will be in May, and MGG already has a COVID-19 charity partner lined up to give back to the global efforts fighting the pandemic. More details will be announced soon via MGG social platforms.
“Esports has built an incredible community around fundraising, especially during this difficult time, and we’re excited to partner with Softgiving to increase our fundraising capacity across all our teams,” said Ben Spoont, CEO and Co-Founder of Misfits Gaming Group. “We’re doubling down on our efforts to give back by running a variety of charity streams throughout the year and we’re excited to kick things off with Gift of Life.”
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Misfits Gaming Group to help support their efforts to raise funds for causes important to them,” said Matt Pfaltzgraf, Founder and CEO of Softgiving. “The streaming community has already proven how passionate they are about helping so many charities during these challenging times. We’re excited to utilize our innovative fundraising tools to bring a positive impact to these organizations.”
Softgiving provides fundraising expertise and innovative tools to make online fundraising fun and easy. Influencers of any size can sign up and share their campaign across all social platforms with straightforward and simple integration.
About Misfits Gaming Group (MGG)
Misfits Gaming Group (MGG) is a global esports and entertainment company. We compete in some of the most successful video game titles worldwide and are permanent partners in three franchised esports leagues: Riot Games’ European League of Legends Championship Series (Misfits Gaming), Activision-Blizzard’s Overwatch League (Florida Mayhem), and Activision-Blizzard’s Call of Duty League (Florida Mutineers). Additionally, MGG has launched the $10M incubator and seed fund MSF/IO which is positioned to invest into the next generation of esports and gaming entrepreneurs. MGG utilizes world-class management and a deep understanding of the esports ecosystem to capitalize on the rampant global enthusiasm for esports and establish fruitful partnerships with international brands and organizations.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Softgiving makes it easy for influencers to fundraise for their favorite causes in a fast, convenient, lifestyle-based way. As the first charity streaming platform with a 0% Platform Fee, Softgiving is committed to raising more money for more nonprofits to make an even greater global impact. For more information, visit softgiving.com and follow the company on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Gift of Life Marrow Registry
Gift of Life Marrow Registry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. The organization, established in 1991, is dedicated to saving lives and facilitating bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood-related diseases. To learn more about Gift of Life Marrow Registry, visitwww.giftoflife.org.
Misfits Gaming Group media contact:
Christina Kelly, The Story Mob
Softgiving media contacts:
Melissa A.E. Sanders, Tadpole Communications | GEPRA
Mitch Leff, Leff & Associates | GEPRA
Gift of Life media contact:
Edwige Buteau, Gift of Life Marrow Registry