“Aside from whether you believe humans are morally obligated to help others, even if you are concerned about your own self-interests, there are strong reasons to donate. Studies show that donating to charity can increase happiness” poker pro Dan Smith wrote in a recent blog post titled, 2017 Matching Challenge.
He along with DFS superstars Martin & Tom Crawley are matching donations of up to $1,000,000 to ten charities until December 31.
Having worked independently of each other in previous years to match donations, this year they have pooled their resources so that they can be the more effective.
“We all ended up having a good year and want to give back in a way that provided the most impact. To be able to positively impact lives, playing a game we love, is a dream come true for all of us”, said Martin Crowley.
For every dollar people contribute as part of the campaign, the trio will give another dollar.
You can read more about the challenge and charities here.