GoFundMe Setup for Victims of Fatal Shooting At Madden Tournament in Jacksonville, Florida
Esports team Gankstars and non-profit organization Joint Forces Initiative have teamed up to open a GoFundMe account to support the families of those killed or injured during the mass shooting at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.
The attack which took place at a Madden 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday August 27, left 14 people injured, with 3 fatalities, including the gunman himself, who was a competitor in the tournament.
In the aftermath of the attack, social media has seen an outpouring of mourning and support for those affected by the tragedy.
On the back of this, mobile esports team Gankstars and non-profit organization Joint Forces Initiative have launched a GoFundMe in an effort to support the victims and their families with the cost of medical, funeral and other expenses.[ad name=”article2″]
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Through the GoFundMe, Gankstars and Joint Forces Initiative hope to raise $25,000 to help the victims and their families, and will be working with professional gamers, streamers, businesses and athletes to raise money and awareness.
Joint Forces Initiative is a non-profit organization that use games to link active members of the Armed Forces to athletes based in the United States. They have since expanded their focus, and support various charitable causes related to gaming.
The gunman, identified by Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams, was 24 year-old David Katz from Baltimore, Maryland, was a competitor in the Madden 19 tournament, but was eliminated before the attack took place.
The names of the two victims fatally injured by the gunman have not been officially released at this time, but messages have been posted to social media commemorating two Madden competitors.