Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

Jannah Theme License is not validated, Go to the theme options page to validate the license, You need a single license for each domain name.

Portnoy’s Barstool Fund Raising Millions for Small Businesses During Pandemic

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy is going above and beyond to assist small business owners struggling financially to stay open due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Barstool Fund was launched in December with Portnoy donating $500,000 of his own money and since then the effort has gone viral.

Portnoy launched The Barstool Fund following a dare for him to do something to make a difference instead of complaining about the local government’s response and about the lockdowns.

Funds raised via The Barstool Fund are updated every five minutes on the website and at the time of this post, more than $27,730,000 was donated.

Businesses are expected to receive monthly assistance until the coronavirus pandemic is over.

The New York Post reports:

Portnoy wouldn’t disclose how much he’s pledged to beneficiaries of his charitable program, but said business owners typically ask for between $3,000 and $50,000. And unlike the federal government’s coronavirus aid program, which provides a one-time loan, Portnoy has vowed to provide his beneficiaries with funding every month until the pandemic ends.

Small business owners can submit an application to apply for assistance and those chosen to receive funding are notified via a video call.

NFL quarterback Aaron Rogers, along with Portnoy, notified owners of his favorite burger joint in his California hometown they will be receiving assistance.

Rogers also donated $500,000 to the fund.

Supporters commented on social media.

The Barstool Fund is saving small businesses around the country and Portnoy deserves to be recognized and congratulated for his efforts.

This example shows it’s individuals like Portnoy, not the government, are the answer to our challenges.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

Related Articles