Barstools Sports founder Dave Portnoy just launched a relief fund to aid small businesses trying to stay afloat amid the draconian lockdowns imposed by the radical left. He spoke out about The Barstool Fund that will provide aid to business owners nationwide – primarily restaurant owners.
The Barstool Fund will contribute up to $500,000 towards small businesses. Companies just have to apply for rent or tax payment assistance through sharing their stories by email and continuing to pay their employees throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. That would be their application for a relief check where they could explain how much money they need and why they need it.
If approved, each month the Barstool Fund would continue to be cut a check for how much they need to stay in business. Portnoy said they would try to help as many restaurants as they could, even if they have to raise more money and “pay it myself.”
“Introducing The Barstool Fund. If you are a small business that needs help staying in business because of covid email us your story to [email protected]. We will try to help as many people as we can,” Portnoy wrote on Twitter.
The post was attached with a five-minute video of Portnoy speaking further on the issues he hopes to address. He slammed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to temporarily ban indoor dining at New York City restaurants and asked how the restaurant industry is expected to survive. He called the government out on not having any sort of plan for restaurants and accused politicians of stealing the basic right to earn a living.
Portnoy had been ranting for several weeks about the shutdowns destroying the restaurant industry when Marcus Lemonis, Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises CEO, told him to put his money where his mouth is. He said if Portnoy started a small business relief fund that he would immediately donate $500,000 to the cause. It didn’t seem like a bad idea for the Barstool Sports owner.
This was an incredible opportunity for Portnoy who runs a side gig doing pizza reviews. His One Bite App gives the best reviews of the best pizza and includes a list of the best pizza restaurants nearby you. Without local restaurants open, how can Portnoy continue to support the local community and give his pizza reviews?
The people continue to keep our small businesses open, while the government turns a blind eye. Looks like there is less trust in our elected officials and more trust in a Barstool Sports Founder to help guide businesses through this invasion of freedom and rights.