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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will be contributing to Dave Portnoy’s Barstool Fund venture. (Jeff Bottari/Associated Press)

Tom Brady Plans to Donate to Dave Portnoy’s Barstool Fund

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy has been doing his part to help small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic. Back on December 17th, Portnoy announced the creation of the Barstool Fund. Donations go to family-owned restaurants and stores to help them keep their doors open over the coming months.

Since its establishment, the Barstool Fund has received huge support. As of this writing, more than 82,000 supporters have donated a total of $9.45 million. 41 family-owned businesses have been funded through Portnoy’s efforts. The charity efforts have covered everything from restaurants and bars to clinics and bowling alleys.

One recent store to receive support from the Barstool Fund is Siebert’s Clothing in Jasper, Indiana. Siebert’s has been a family-owned establishment since 1922. Portnoy called the owners to tell them of the donation.

This video was then commented on by none other than Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

Tom Brady Announces His Support

Others in the sports world have already pledged money to the Barstool Fund. Earlier this week, former NFL punter Pat McAfee pledged $200,000. Now it looks like six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady will also be chipping in.

Brady is currently in the first year of a two-year, $50 million contract with Tampa Bay. His net worth is estimated at $200 million after twenty NFL seasons. Currently, there is no word regarding how much the 14-time Pro Bowl selection plans to contribute. However, given his vast resources, expect the sum to be substantial. The Barstool Fund will undoubtedly exceed the $10 million mark very soon.

Brady and the Bucs clinched a playoff berth after a 47-7 rout of the Detroit Lions a couple days ago. They currently hold a 10-5 record and sit at 2nd place in the NFC South.


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