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EA donating $1 million to Jacksonville shooting victims



jacksonville madden shooting
shooting took place at a pizzeria in Jacksonville, Florida, where
a video game tournament was taking place.

Photo/Laura Heald

  • Electronic Arts, the gaming company that owns the
    “Madden” franchise, announced it is donating $1 million to the
    victims of the Jacksonville shooting.
  • It was during a “Madden” tournament on August 26 that
    shooter David Katz opened fire, killing two people and wounding
    10 others.
  • As well as its own donation, EA is setting up a public
    fund for the victims and will hold a

    livestream on September 6.

Electronic Arts, the company behind the “Madden” franchise, has
announced it is donating $1 million to the victims of the Jacksonville

David Katz shot and killed Taylor Robertson and Elijah Clayton,
and wounded 10 others at a “Madden NFL 19” before fatally
shooting himself in Jacksonville, Florida, on August 26.

EA released a statement announcing the donation on Twitter,
saying that it has been inspired by the gaming community’s
outpouring of support for the victims.

“First, we’re making a $1 million contribution to support the
victims of last Sunday’s events,” it said. “We’re also working to
set up a fund where others can contribute alongside our
donation.” EA said it will release further details on the second
fund soon.

“Contributions will go to the victims, including the families of
Taylor Robertson, Elijah Clayton, and all those who were
affected,” it added.

EA also announced it will be hosting a Jacksonville Tribute
Livestream on September 6, although it was not specific about
what this will involve. Business Insider has contacted EA for
more detail.

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