Foundation’s $1,000,000 match for Haiti challenge, Haiti February , 2010

The Calvin Ayre Foundation announces a $1,000,000 challenge for charitable giving in Haiti.

location: Haiti

Recently Calvin Ayre challenged the iGaming industry to reach into their pockets for Haiti with a pledge to match any donations up to $1,000,000.

Following the biggest week of conferences, awards and parties for the iGaming industry in London (Jan 25th - 30th) which included ICE, The Betting Show, The International Gaming Awards (IGA), the iGB Affiliate Awards and Lyceum Media’s Fire & Ice Party, donations for Haiti have been coming in fast and furious and the total will be matched by The Calvin Ayre Foundation.

It is no surprise that the biggest donator was from those both at, and watching, the iGB Affiliate Awards the first industry event to be live-streamed on the internet at CalvinAyre.com. Given the global audience the awards received, with people watching from 16 different countries and a total unique audience of 1,834 people, the night raised £32,500 which will be equally matched and a total of £65,000.

On Monday 25th January the IGA raised a further £16,600 for Leukemia which will be matched and also dispatched to Oxfam UK’s Haiti Fund. But that’s not all from their members; the IGA year round contribution to their online site was a further £12,800. TOTAL £42,200

Other iGaming industry contributors to date include:Casinomeister.com also merit a special mention as they raised a fantastic £16,000 from all their clients and customers and a total of £32,000. GMX.net, KLS Betting, Top Affiliate Publishing ltd, EvolutionGaming.com, ClickBoss.co.uk & Simon Collins have contributed a total of £16,116

The grand total including The Calvin Ayre Foundation match raised to date is now at: £155,316 but surely we’re not finished yet?

It's a great start but when Haiti starts to fall off the front pages is when they really need help the most. The country needs a total rebuild and so it’s a problem that will take years and years to heal. We all know the gaming industry is a profitable one so let’s give a little back and if that’s not an incentive then surely costing me $1,000,000 is!Calvin Ayre

project impact

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    People strong fundraiser.

  • £155316

    Donations raised