ATLANTA — Celebs are coming together to help bring relief efforts to those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and a newly announced benefit show will connect fans and peers for the cause.
COV-AID is an upcoming benefit that will feature a mix of interactive, live-streamed competitions and performances from athletes, actors, and other big names.
Some of the confirmed appearances for the “COV-AID” include Grammy Award-winning artist Lil Jon; Super Bowl champion Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski; Rapper Waka Flocka Flame; Call of Duty champion SiLLY; esports organization SoaR Gaming; actor Donavan Carter (HBO “Ballers”); Rapper Slim Jxmmi; television presenter, actress, writer, video game journalist and producer Michele Morrow; Grammy Award-winning producer DJ Babey Drew; MLB players including former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader; Grammy Award-winning record producer DJ Infamous; Tony Award-winning actress and singer Lea Salonga; streamer Sam Seum; and esports organization Ghost Gaming.
COV-AID was created, and is being produced by, a consortium of media and technology firms with close ties to the gaming and esports community, including Atlanta-based organizations United in Gaming, Skillshot Media, Uspech Marketing, Softgiving and KontrolFreek, as well as Film Quality Services, Subnation, Visual Weaponry, Mojichat and Lunchbox.gg.
You can join the party during #GivingTuesday on May 5. A rep for the event tells 11Alive that everyone involved (including staff and talent) are all doing this without a fee so that all proceeds can be donated to Americares and Boys & Girls Clubs of America in Atlanta.
Proceeds will help the fight against COVID-19, and to support front-line medical professionals, first responders, and families most directly affected by COVID-19.
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