Today in sentences I never thought I’d write: Country music sensation Garth Brooks is on Twitch stream. He doesn’t really know what Twitch is, clearly, but he is very excited to raise money to help people.
#TwitchStreamAid is live!Join stars of gaming, music, and sports to benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO powered by the United Nations Foundation.Watch now: https://t.co/ELuzJAoTfB pic.twitter.com/x1NnELp959March 28, 2020
Twitch is having a giant benefit event, Stream Aid 2020, from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. GMT-4 today, March 28th on the site’s own channel. Twitch is soliciting donations during the event, all of which will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Relief Fund for WHO via the United Nations Foundation. So far, the benefit event has raised over $2.2 million dollars. Using the hashtag #PayItForwardLive
The list of celebrities is the full range, from mainstream musicians to streamers and usual Twitch EDM fare like Steve Aoki. There will be musical and celebrity hours from 7:30 to 10:30, then a simulcast with Twitch Rivals, and finally a closeout with Sting and Shaggy starting at 11:30 p.m. You can find the full schedule at the Stream Aid website.