Electronic Arts announced via their Twitter account that they are starting a fundraiser to help the victims of the Jacksonville, FL shooting that took place during a Madden gaming tournament last Sunday. Electronic Arts’ full statement on the event is as follows:
The events last weekend in Jacksonville will impact the gaming community forever. We can’t begin to understand the pain so many are going through, nor do we pretend to have all the answers that will help us through the healing process.
But as is so often the case, our community inspires us. The way you are coming together, and the outpouring of support for all those affected by this tragedy, is incredibly uplifting. We want to join you.
So today, we’re establishing the Jacksonville Tribute.
First, we’re making a $1 million contribution to support the victims of last Sunday’s events. We’re also working to set up a fund where others can contribute alongside our donation, and we will come back very soon with further details. Contributions will go to the victims, including the families of Taylor Robertson, Elijah Clayton, and all those who were affected.
We would also like to help by bringing the gaming community together, and uniting in play, through the Jacksonville Tribute Livestream next Thursday, September 6. We’ve heard from so many of you that you would like to support the victims, and to show that this horrific event will no define us, but only serve to make our community stronger. We’re already working with many of you to help make this happen through the livestream.
We’ll share details very soon.
Link to the original tweet below:
— Electronic Arts (@EA) August 30, 2018