Barstool Sports fundraiser helps assist smaller Chicopee business all through pandemic

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Atlas Pub & Kitchen in Chicopee is a person of the latest corporations to obtain economical support from The Barstool Fund.

The Barstool Fund, created by Dave Portnoy, has served elevate a lot more than $20 million for a lot more than 85 smaller firms battling across the region. 22Information spoke with Portnoy and questioned the Massachusetts indigenous how Atlas Pub & Kitchen area grew to become just one of them.

“They submitted and we preferred the story,” Portnoy claimed. “What we seem for is a business enterprise that has a keep track of document of achievements. The Atlas tale spoke to us, clearly, Massachusetts-based mostly corporations have a gentle location for me, so it seemed like a excellent match for us.”

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As lots of companies did all through the pandemic, Atlas experienced to adapt. They adjusted their id from staying known as just a pub prior to COVID to incorporating a kitchen area the place their pool tables as soon as stood in purchase to keep open.

“Trying to shell out the bills and everything appropriate now, with everything the way it is,” said Owner William Herchuck. “The governor just lessened us to 25 percent. It is really hard so for us to get that cash ideal now. It is substantial, it is actually pleasant.”

Portnoy added that the funding will continue on for as prolonged as essential.

“Finally somebody’s wanting at them and declaring ‘hey we want to help’ so anytime we spot the calls to these entrepreneurs like Atlas it is an emotional moment,” he advised 22News.

“Why it was us? I never know but like I claimed, he liked our story line and it is huge,” stated Herchuck.

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