Some of our employees here at Chopper Trading have found a way to apply their hobby of playing video games to further a philanthropic initiative.
Chopper Trading has joined an E-Sports After-Hours League, in which participants raise money from sponsors to compete in a video-game tournament; this approach is similar to gathering sponsors for a marathon or overnight charity walk. The Chopper Trading team is comprised of approximately 10 of our traders and developers, and this season they will compete against 50 teams from tech companies around the country, including industry giants like Amazon, Google, and Twitter.
This is another great way our firm can give back to the community. Most of the money raised in sponsorships by each team will go to a charity of that team’s choice. Chopper Trading’s sponsorship money will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network. This non-profit has enabled the success of thousands of children around the country by matching them each with an adult mentor who can act as both a friend and an invaluable source of advice and guidance. Chopper already has a fantastic, established relationship with BBBS and we hope that our E-Sports program will only strengthen it.
While the E-Sports season has just started, I couldn’t be more pleased with members of the firm finding a way to make their hobby benefit the larger community!
CEO Raj Fernando believes in social responsibility and strong community involvement for Chopper Trading. Connect with Raj Fernando on LinkedIn to learn more about the organizations he supports.