Saquon Barkley and Tua Tagovailoa are teaming up for a good cause.
The Giants running back and rookie Dolphins quarterback will face each other in a game of EA Sports Madden NFL 20 at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 26. Verizon will livestream the event as part of its "Pay It Forward Live" campaign, which stars the biggest names in entertainment to support small businesses.
Viewers can tune in on Twitter @Verizon’s Twitter, Yahoo, Verizon's Facebook and YouTube pages, Fios channel 501 and 604, Yahoo Finance on Samsung TV Plus on channel 1017, The Roku Channel, AXS TV, FOX NOW or listen on iHeart and SiriusXM. As people support their favorite small businesses with #PayItForwardLIVE, Verizon will commit $10 per use of the hashtag, up to $2.5 million.
Small businesses across the country are confronting extreme economic challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial support at this critical time can make the difference between staying in business or closing permanently, leading to lost income, jobs and economic stability.
Thanks to a $7.5 million investment, Verizon is offering grants to help small businesses fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until other more permanent financing becomes available.