Bath, Maine, Café Owner Receives $8,000 Courtesy of Barstool Sports
Barstool sports is known for highlighting hot girls aka their "Smoke Show of the Day" and frat boys chugging beer. However, during this pandemic they are putting some meaningful content out into the world and making a real difference in the lives of small business owners.
According to WMTW, Katie Winglass owns Mae's Café & Bakery on Centre St, in Bath, Maine. Mae's serves breakfast and lunch all day with a menu that caters to paleo, vegetarian, and gluten free diets. Like many businesses, Katie has been struggling to keep the lights on. It got to a point where if they continued on this downward trend, the restaurant wouldn't exist in a month.
Katie’s daughter decided to submit a video to Barstool Sports fundraising campaign in hopes that they could help small her mom's small businesses. She told the news site that she didn't plan on getting so emotional during her video. But once her words started flowing so did the tears. The video must have resonated because this past Monday Katie received a FaceTime call from the president of Barstool Sports, Dave Portnoy. He told Katie that her business will receive $8,000.
This money will mean Katie can actually pay her employees, catch up on bills, and just breathe a little easier. Dave Portnoy and Barstool Sports have raised $32 million over duration of this pandemic. They have been able to help hundreds of local businesses with the help of famous donors like Tom Brady and Robert Kraft.