Toronto Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner is known as an outgoing, happy guy. A positive, energetic personality that elevates everyone around him. A characteristic that helped turn Marner into a popular streamer. Mitch is now taking advantage of self-isolation and his love for gaming to stream video games for charity.
Recently catching up on The Connor Carrick Podcast, with New Jersey defenseman and former teammate Connor Carrick, Mitch spoke about what he has done during quarantine to keep himself busy. An important part was to keep in touch with friends, teammates, and especially fans. For example, with newfound time, the NHL star has become a popular streamer.
On Twitch, Marns_16 mostly plays Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and of course, NHL 20.
The channel has grown enough in popularity to create revenue from viewer’s donations. Mitch told Connor Carrick that all donations go to his charity, The Marner Assist Fund. He intends to give back to the community by helping show children and individuals that they are not alone, and people are with them.
Mitch streams not only for his own enjoyment but also for the chance to help others. That is to say, Mitch constantly looks for ways to help. Whether that be for his teammates or for children and fans. Recently he posted a message in support of Kids Help Phone.
Kids are writing each other letters of support. I wanted to offer mine. Thanks to @KidsHelpPhone, young people are never alone. Show your support by volunteering, donating at https://t.co/5k0ugJcsg2, or write a letter letting kids know they can text Kids Help Phone at 686868 pic.twitter.com/0UTprK1mhC
— Mitchell Marner (@Marner93) April 7, 2020
The Leaf’s forward has stepped up in a big way during the season’s pause. Life right now is scary for everyone but especially for children. Dealing with uncertainty is challenging for most adults, and kids could feel even worse. Social-isolation and being away from school are just some concerns young people have. It is good to see an NHL star, like Mitch Marner take a stand for children and those who are struggling the most.