On the heels of launching its sportsbook in the state of Maryland late last month, FanDuel Group announced last Wednesday a $1 million donation to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
FanDuel officially made the donation in the form of a check presentation. The event took place at the FanDuel Sportsbook at Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover. Former Washington Commanders wide receiver Santana Moss, along with UNCF and FanDuel executives, took part in the ceremony.
Christian Genetski, President of FanDuel Group, said: “FanDuel is delighted to be able to legally offer our sportsbook platform here in Maryland. More importantly, we’re proud to partner with UNCF once again in support of Maryland’s HBCU community.”
“Our goal is that these funds help make a difference in the lives of hard-working students while also creating a track for some to join us at FanDuel as part of our summer intern program,” he added.
FanDuel and UNCF will work with each of Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) – which include Morgan State University, Bowie State University, Coppin State University, and the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore – to financially support students enrolled at the schools.
The donation will specifically go towards helping students in a variety of areas, including technology, housing, food security, tuition, and other education-related expenses. As part of the partnership, FanDuel will also be creating a track for students from the four schools to join its annual summer internship program at the company’s headquarters in New York.
This marks the second donation FanDuel has done to the UNCF. The first donation was done in February 2021 when the company and the Washington Football Team made a $1 million donation dedicated to supporting current students enrolled at Virginia’s five HBCUs and providing critical emergency support to those impacted by the Covid pandemic.