Atlanta Community Food Bank Receives $55,000 Through YouTube Contest – WSB-TV Channel 2
Atlanta Community Food Bank Receives $55,000 Through YouTube Contest Eric Decker, known as Airrack on YouTube, competed in a tournament against 14 other popular YouTube creators.
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Community Food Bank is receiving a $55,000 donation, all thanks to a YouTuber in Cumming.
Eric Decker, known as Airrack on YouTube, competed in a tournament against 14 other popular YouTube creators.
The winning jackpot was $1 million.
Decker lost, but the guy who won gave him another chance to win big.
The 15 creators, who each have millions of subscribers, took part in what is aptly called “The Creator Games,” hosted by fellow YouTuber Mr. Beast.
The man who won the million dollar prize is Zach King. He decided to give everything to his subscribers and to charity.
“So for starters, I’m giving away a Tesla,” King announced on his YouTube channel.
King also gave Decker a chance to win $55,000 for his charity of choice by eating extremely hot chicken wings.
“I think the highest level was 3 million Scoville. It’s like the equivalent of eating 3,000 jalapenos at once,” King told Heather Catlin on Channel 2.
Decker dominated – albeit with a few tears.
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“I feel awful. like absolutely excruciating,” Decker said.
But he said it was all worth it.
“Coming from a small-town kid in Cumming, Georgia, to combine with and have the opportunity to earn some money back for hometown, so worth it. I will go through anything for this,” Decker said.
Decker volunteered with the Atlanta Community Food Bank when he lived in Atlanta and immediately knew that was where he wanted the money to go.
“I have so much faith in this organization. And I’ve seen this organization at work, and I’ve seen the people who benefit from it, so it was a no-brainer for me to give all the money there,” Decker said.
Catlin spoke with a board member of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, who said it was a huge giveaway. Every dollar can feed up to four people, so $55,000 can provide 220,000 meals, and the need is there.
The board member told Catlin that with this economy, demand has skyrocketed.
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