Who knew following a sports & pop culture blog covering trending news and viral highlights through blogs, videos and podcasts could change someone's life forever.

I only recently learned about Barstool Sports through my boyfriend, he kept showing me all these videos of this one guy eating and reviewing pizza around the country. Who is this cheesy guy?  Dave Portnoy, Founder of Barstool Sports; A genie and a legend.

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During the midst of the pandemic, Dave started a Barstool Fund to financially help small businesses around the country continue to stay alive so businesses could afford to open back up for good.

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For one local Rockford restaurant - Sister's Thai Café, they were chosen to be part of the amazing Barstool Fund in 2021!  Below is the surprising FaceTime call Megan, Manager of Sister's, received from Dave Portnoy with the incredible news.

Fast forward to 2022.  Our City, Our Story of Rockford, IL shared a tear-jerking story about Sister's Thai Café and the story of the family who opened the business.

Our City, Our Story aims to share the stories that comprise this community’s unique, complex, and diverse identity in order to connect and inspire us.

 

Megan then went and shared the video with Dave Portnoy via Instagram saying,

Couldn't have done it without you.  My family will be forever grateful for you.

 

Screenshot via Megan - Instagram
Screenshot via Megan - Instagram
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Not expecting a response back, Dave and Megan soon had a wholesome conversation that led to the unexpected.  He said he'll try to make it to Rockford if he can... OMG.

Screenshot via Megan - Instagram
Screenshot via Megan - Instagram
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So, if you're reading this Dave Portnoy, ROCKFORD IS WAITING FOR YOU!  We would be so grateful to have you in our city and we thank you for helping small businesses survive and finally start thriving again!

To see one of Dave's many videos, checkout this one from an Evergreen Park, IL pizza joint he reviewed on his channel:

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