Los Angeles Dodgers players Will Smith and pitcher Caleb Ferguson will be taking part in a “Call of Duty: Warzone Charity Royale” fundraising tournament hosted Patrick Corbin from the Washington Nationals and Matt Barnes from the Boston Red Sox that is taking place on Saturday, May 16th.
Fans have a chance to bid on spots to play in the video game tournament alongside some of their favorite MLB players. Each team will be compromised of an athlete, athlete partner, and two fans. The winning athlete’s team will receive 25 percent of the funds to donate to the charity of their choosing. The remaining amount will be split equally among the athletes to be donated to the charity of their choice.
The charities to choose from are No Kid Hungry, Pros for Heroes, The Florida Mental Health Coalition, Samaritan’s Purse, Louisville YMCA, Sufficient Grace, and Homers for Heroes. In addition to that, the two fans on the winning team will receive some signed memorabilia.
Dodgers’ Smith will be teaming up with Ferguson and both have chosen a charity to their likings. Smith will be playing on behalf of the Louisville YMCA which focuses on helping young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. Ferguson will be playing for Sufficient Grace.
The Call of Duty charity tournament is set for May 16th at 12 pm EDT and those who aren’t participating in the event can watch it on the events Twitch channel Os_operatingsystem. Fans can bid on spots until May 15th at 7 pm EDT.
Call of Duty: Warzone is a free-to-play battle royale-style video game that was released on March 10, 2020. It is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Like many of the COD games before, Warzone was developed by Infinity Ward and Raven Software and published by Activision.