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Interview: Richard Grisham discusses Com2uS’ charity efforts

Com2uS recently hosted an MLB 9 Innings charity livestream that aimed to raise money for the Roberto Clemente Foundation, and it raised an impressive sum that will go towards helping at-risk youth. It’s not the first time the publisher has looked to raise money for charity, though. We recently spoke to Richard Grisham, head of

Interview: Richard Grisham discusses Com2uS’ charity efforts

Com2uS not too long ago hosted an MLB 9 Innings charity livestream that aimed to boost cash for the Roberto Clemente Basis, and it raised a powerful sum that can go in the direction of serving to at-risk youth. It is not the primary time the writer has seemed to boost cash for charity, although.

We not too long ago spoke to Richard Grisham, head of Enterprise Improvement for Com2uS, concerning the firm’s ongoing charity efforts, previous and current. We touched on how the current livestream went alongside any upcoming charity occasions.

Are you able to introduce your self and your position at Com2uS to our readers, please?

Positive! I’m Richard Grisham, the pinnacle of Enterprise Improvement for Com2uS within the USA. Meaning quite a lot of issues, however the easiest description is that I’m answerable for optimizing {our relationships} with our licensors, enterprise companions, third-party suppliers, neighborhood, and studios.

The newest charity livestream happened on September fifteenth. How a lot cash was raised and the way many individuals tuned in?

We had just a few totally different livestreams that week to have a good time and lift funds for the Roberto Clemente Basis. We’re nonetheless working by means of all the info with our companions, however I do know for certain that since we’ve begun our charity livestreams initiatives within the 3 years I’ve been working right here there was greater than $55,000 raised throughout all of our charitable companions.

The aim was to boost cash for the Roberto Clemente Basis. Are you able to communicate a bit extra about what this specific charity does?

The Roberto Clemente Foundation is devoted to serving to at-risk youth, catastrophe reduction world wide, and the promotion of service management. Clemente himself handed away tragically whereas delivering reduction provides to survivors of an earthquake in Nicaragua – the definition of a hero. We’re thrilled to be even a really small benefactor, mixed with our superb neighborhood of gamers, to the Clemente Basis, which has an extended historical past of nice works for many individuals in want throughout the globe.

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Naturally, the goal of those charity livestreams is to boost cash. However what can folks anticipate by way of content material when tuning in?

One of many nice issues about making so many fascinating, licensed baseball titles is that they every have nuances to gameplay and expertise. For the MLB 9 Innings livestream, our streamer Jayfish confirmed off the Roberto Clemente in-game card, whereas additionally opening quite a lot of enjoyable packs and utilizing the playing cards in quite a lot of alternative ways to enhance his group. For the Out of the Park Baseball livestream, our streamer (which was me!) pitted two totally different Pirates groups from historical past towards one another – the 1966 Pirates from Clemente’s MVP season towards the 1971 Pirates, which received the World Collection and through which Clemente received the World Collection MVP. That form of fantasy ‘what if’ matchup is one thing that solely Out of the Park Baseball can do!

In fact, this is not the primary time Com2uS has raised cash for charity. Are you able to inform us about your earlier efforts?

We’ve achieved a number of superb charity livestreams with a lot of nice organizations, together with the ALS Affiliation (in live performance with Lou Gehrig’s property) and the Jimmy Fund (in live performance with the Boston Crimson Sox). We determined just a few years in the past that doing these sorts of issues would turn out to be simply a part of who we’re, and I’m very proud and honored to be a small a part of that.

Do you have got different upcoming charity livestreams you possibly can inform us about?

We may have no less than yet another charity livestream marketing campaign between now and the tip of the yr, possible across the Vacation season, that we hope to make use of to mix a number of of our charitable companions collectively in a single occasion. Numerous work and planning nonetheless upcoming for that, however we hope it seems to be one thing that the neighborhood loves and that advantages our superb charitable companions.

Thanks for the chance to debate these campaigns! It means so much!

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