The Barstool Fund was set up by the owner of Barstool Sports to help small businesses stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. The Barstool Fund has currently raised over $27,214,658 as of Monday, January 18, 2021.

Small business owners all across the United States have submitted to receive aid from the Barstool Fund. 146 businesses have received aid so far, including a restaurant in Colorado.

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Panino's Restaurant in Colorado Springs submitted and will now receive aid from the Barstool Fund. Dave Portnoy, the owner of Barstool Sports, called the owner of the Colorado restaurant to tell him in person on Facetime. AJ showed him pictures of his grandma and grandpa, who started the restaurant, that are hanging in the restaurant.

AJ was overcome with emotion when Dave told him that they're adding his family's restaurant to the fund. The owner of Barstool Sports said that they'll check on him and the restaurant every month to see how they're doing and what they need.

AJ thanked Dave Portney for this generous gift and Dave says he plans to stop by his restaurant the next time he's in Colorado. The Barstool Fund is an amazing way for not only Dave but also the 191,000+ supporters to help out small businesses across the nation.

Whether you want to apply for aid, donate, or if you want to find more information, you can find out more about the Barstool Fund here.

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