Readstown restaurant will get COVID-19 reduction funding from Barstool Sports activities

READSTOWN, Wisconsin (WXOW) – Kickapoo Corners Family Restaurant receives monthly funding for COVID-19 relief from Barstool Sports.

Kickapoo Corners owner Dionne Cary submitted a video to the Barstool Fund after failing to receive adequate government support.

“Nobody wants to ask for help,” said Cary. “But sometimes … there is nothing else you can do. You are on the last straw. I put a lot of blood, tears of sweat and my own financial resources into this cause and have gone as far as I can to get it.” to attempt.” Let it go. “

On Monday, February 10, she received a Facetime call from the creator of the sports and pop culture company, Dave Portnoy, confirming that she would be receiving $ 5,000 a month.

Cary said the call surprised her.

“Oh my God, yes! My youngest son showed up the other day and says, ‘Mom, you’re trending on Twitter!’ Hahahaha I say, “I don’t know what that means, but cool.”

Cary was able to pay her staff but had to close the restaurant on Mondays and Tuesdays.

They have raised over $ 36 million and helped 282 small businesses across the United States, according to Barstool’s website.

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