To @aaronrodgers12, the staff of @Jeopardy and the contestants, there are not enough words to thank you for all the support you have given us. This has been an incredible two weeks and we have loved every minute of rooting for you and the contestants. pic.twitter.com/csY35T8m2k
— NVCF (@NVCF) April 17, 2021
Ten episodes of guest-hosting “Jeopardy!” helped Aaron Rodgers provide over $200,000 of charitable contributions to the North Valley Community Foundation.
The gameshow has committed to matching the winnings from contestants for each guest host. Total winnings from Rodgers’ run as the guest host equaled $236,725.
Rodgers’ charity of choice was the North Valley Community Foundation.
From the show: “To honor the participation of each of these talented individuals, Jeopardy! is matching the cumulative winnings of all contestants who compete and donating it to the charity of the guest host’s choice. And thanks to some great game play, these numbers are adding up fast!”
The North Valley Community Foundation has teamed with the Green Bay Packers quarterback to help small businesses in Northern California during the pandemic. Together, they created the “Aaron Rodgers Small Business COVID-19 Fund,” which is aimed to “help small, locally owned businesses in Butte County weather the coronavirus pandemic.”
The donations from “Jeopardy!” will fund a second round of grants.
During the first round of help earlier this year, over $1 million was distributed to 80 small businesses in and around Chico.
Since starting the guest host tour, “Jeopardy!” has created charitable contributions of $735,930.