September 2, 2020 – Hornets Venom GT, in conjunction with Gamers vs Cancer, today announced that its first 24-hour charity streaming event will take place Friday, September 4, to mark the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The event will be broadcast live on Twitch and feature Hornets Venom GT players showing off their skills on the newly-released NBA 2K21 in the Neighborhood/Park game mode. All funds raised will support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
“The American Cancer Society takes a comprehensive approach to combatting childhood cancer by funding research and advocating for government policies that include making it easier for all children to get quality care and providing support for patients and their families. We’re grateful for the support of Hornets Venom GT because both of our organizations recognize gaming as a potential force for good,” said Felisha Fletcher, Senior Manager of Community Development for the American Cancer Society in Charlotte.
“We are excited for our Hornets Venom GT players to have an opportunity to get involved in this important cause,” said Hornets Sports & Entertainment Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Betsy Mack. “Coming off a successful inaugural season, the team and our organization are glad to show our support for children fighting cancer and for the American Cancer Society.”
“The gaming community continues to make cancer awareness and patient support a priority, even when faced with the challenges of COVID-19. Whether you’re a professional or amateur gamer, you can take part in our mission to save lives by taking part in a livestream fundraiser,” said Maya Alostaz from Gamers vs Cancer.
The charity stream will be hosted on the Hornets Venom GT Twitch channel, twitch.tv/hornetsvenomgt,from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on September 4 Viewers can also watch and donate at https://tiltify.com/@hornets-venom-gt/hornets-venom-gt-charity-stream.