Twitch donated $1 million directly to AbleGamers.
AbleGamers, a charity that aims to empower disabled gamers and make sure “everyone can play,” recived a large sum of money – to the tune of $1 million – directly from Twitch to power its mission.
Last year, AbleGamers’ COO, Steven Spohn, took to Twitter to ask to be friends with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and got just that for his 39th birthday. Now, this year for his 40th, he aimed to crowdfund a million to ensure that the charity would outlive him and continue to improve the lives of disabled gamers.
To you who supported me, my work, AbleGamers, and our lofty dream of enabling everyone to play: Thank you
They did this because of you! pic.twitter.com/pxtYXs5lQX
— Steven Spohn (Spawn) (@stevenspohn) November 14, 2020
The donation was announced during GlitchCon. In the clip shared, DrLupo made the reveal alongside Twitch CEO, Emmett Shear, that the Amazon-owned platform will be donating $1 million.
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AbleGamers was started by Mark Barlet and Stephanie Walker, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, back in 2004 to help gamers who can’t operate a regular controller or mouse and keyboard properly. This might include anything from existing hardware available online or even custom-made hardware that is tailored to the situation.