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STAR-STUDDED ARRAY OF CELEBRITIES & ATHLETES LEND VIRTUAL SUPPORT FOR  TECH 4 COVID STREAM-A-THON TO BENEFIT HBCUS & MINORITY STUDENTS 

STAR-STUDDED ARRAY OF CELEBRITIES & ATHLETES LEND VIRTUAL SUPPORT FOR

TECH 4 COVID STREAM-A-THON TO BENEFIT HBCUS & MINORITY STUDENTS  #Tech4COVID

As Intel continues to find new and innovative ways to respond to the Covid 19 Crisis, they have layered their efforts to include product support and grant funding for HBCU Heroes. HBCU Heroes was co-founded by NBA veteran George Lynch & entrepreneur Tracey Pennywell, and is partnering with Cxmmunity (Ryan Johnson/Executive Director), to host Tech 4 COVID, a 2-day virtual telethon.

The event will be live-streamed May 2-3 from 12 PM – 12 AM EST both days, on Twitch, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, NFL Alumni’s ESTV, Codeblack Live platforms, Instagram Live, YouTube, Facebook Live, ESPN Syracuse Radio, HBCU go TV, Black College Sports Radio, Axis Replay and more. The digital fundraiser is expected to reach over 100 million people and raise over $10 million.

Proceeds will benefit HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) student-athletes nationwide and K-12 schools to enable minority students to successfully complete distance-learning thrust upon them due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Underserved minority students across America are living in crisis. In addition to food and economic challenges, the lack of access to computers and WIFI to effectively complete their e-learning courses is rapidly increasing the already vast educational divide. This is also why JPMorgan Chase Bank and Intel have donated funding to support #Tech4COVID in concert with JPMC’s Advancing Black Pathways Initiative.

Celebrities participating include Offset, Jeezy, DL Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, Bill Bellamy, Malik Yoba, Desi Banks, Dionne Warwick, Dean Crawford,  The Hamiltones, Mr. Serv-On and more.

“Our goal is to ensure ALL HBCU athletes have the resources they need to compete academically and athletically. No student-athlete left behind.” says Tracey Pennywell, co-founder of  HBCU Heroes.

“This is a phenomenal opportunity to leverage entertainment, esports, and music to increase awareness for this amazing cause. The esports industry has been an amazing resource for nonprofits who are able to leverage the industry properly to do good,” says Ryan Johnson, Executive Director of Cxmmunity.

Intel is proud to support efforts to bridge the digital divide and actively respond to the Covid 19 Crisis through support for students in underserved communities and HBCUs.

To Donate Please visit the following sites

#Tech4Covid

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With HBCU Heroes, our goal is to level the playing field for HBCU sports programs. There’s a huge disparity between seemingly unlimited funding, sponsors, and alumni support that drive Division I schools versus the limited resources that plague historically black colleges and universities’ athletic programs. After experiencing both, I’m hoping to bring some much needed balance.

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