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PBTF Partners with Facebook Gaming Creator GG Fyre to Cure Kids’ Brain Tumors

06/30/20

Facebook Gaming creator and Empyre Esports CEO Ryan Kibbe, also known as “GG Fyre,” has teamed up with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to host a month of charity livestreams beginning July 1, 2020. Throughout the month of July, GG Fyre and his sponsors, VRLA Tech and Empire Jerky, have committed to raise $15,000 for PBTF’s family support and research programs.

“In our pursuit of a world without childhood brain tumors, PBTF is always looking for new and exciting ways to raise awareness and funds for kids battling brain cancer. We are grateful for GG Fyre, Empire Jerky and VRLA Tech for coming alongside us as partners, introducing the PBTF mission to their communities, and helping us save kids’ lives,” says PBTF President and CEO Courtney Davies.

GG Fyre will kick off his month of livestreams on July 1 at facebook.com/GGFyre. During the first day, he will be joined by Brannon, an avid gamer who was diagnosed in 2014 with high-risk medulloblastoma. Kristin Moran, Brannon’s mom, says, “This is great, and we are so excited to be a part of it. Brannon can’t wait to meet GG Fyre!” Additional families will also be joining GG Fyre’s livestreams throughout the month of July.

As part of GG Fyre’s fundraising efforts, Empire Jerky has created a special “charity edition” beef jerky, which will be on sale July 1 through July 31, 2020 at empirejerky.com.  Featuring PBTF-inspired packaging, Empire Jerky will donate $2 from every purchase of this beef jerky to PBTF. VRLA Tech (vrlatech.com) has also generously offered to donate two gaming PCs as an incentive giveaway during the charity livestream and will be giving a gaming PC to a pediatric brain tumor family. 

“Charity work is a cornerstone of my channel and my community on Facebook Gaming, with my community and I raising $10,000 for various charities in the past year. Now it is time to do something bigger than ever for a cause that is extremely deserving…Something so big that I am dedicating the entire month of July to raising money to cure the kids,” says GG Fyre. “This is a humbling experience for me and a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Thirteen children being diagnosed every day is 13 too many. Together we can lead the charge against cancer and show these families that we have their back!”

GG Fyre joins other Facebook Gaming creators, including ClassyNerdTalk, Starbeast, and Midwest Sports Gaming, in raising awareness and funds for lifesaving pediatric brain tumor research and family support. If you are interested in hosting a charity livestream with the PBTF, please contact gaming@curethekids.org.