LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — West Los Angeles-based video game developer Riot Games has donated over $800,000 to help aide in coronavirus relief throughout the city.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the donation Tuesday during his daily coronavirus briefing.READ MORE: 23-Year-Old Charged With Molesting Woman in Santa Ana Store
“We are blessed here in Los Angeles to have industries that not only fuel our city but fuel our country and our world’s economy,” Garcetti said.READ MORE: Riverside Adds 419 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Deaths; San Bernardino Reports 253 Cases, 22 Deaths
“E-gaming is one of those industries, and one of the leaders in that space is Riot Games…They are based right here in our city and today that company and its founders are donating more than $800,000 to local non-profits, including $200,000 to the Mayor’s Fund to support whatever is needed for COVID-19 relief.”MORE NEWS: Pasadena's Lucky Boy Burgers Sues Postmates Alleging Unfair Business Practices
According to Garcetti, the funds will help pay for meals given to seniors, who are more likely to contract the illness, healthcare, childcare, and cash grants to residents in need.