Kevin Owens and Tyler Breeze team up to raise money for Fort McMurray fire victims
WWE Superstars Kevin Owens and Tyler Breeze have joined forces to raise funds to support victims of the wildfire that devastated the town of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. This past Saturday, the two native Canadians launched a GoFundMe campaign, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross.
The unlikely duo of The Prizefighter and Prince Pretty teamed up after seeing the fire tear through Fort McMurray, forcing close to 90,000 people to evacuate.
“After watching footage of people driving through what looks like hell and seeing people losing everything they owned, I knew I wanted to try and help,” Owens told WWE.com.
“It’s personally close to me, not only because I’m Canadian, but my dad is currently working up there,” Breeze added. “His lodge is letting evacuees in and taking care of whatever they can. I figured, if there’s a way we can help out, why wouldn’t we?”
Upon launching the campaign, Breeze and Owens were hoping to raise $30,000 by May 22, the day of Extreme Rules. Thanks to the generosity of the WWE Universe, though, their goal was exceeded in less than two days.
“It’s extremely heartwarming to see how generous people are,” Owens said.
Because of the incredible response, the two have set a new goal and are hoping to raise $100,000 over the next 12 days. Both Owens and Breeze are positive that, with the help of the WWE Universe, they can reach that benchmark.
As a thank you for helping their cause, both Superstars will follow anyone who donates to the campaign on Twitter. Donations of at least $100 will get a personal video message from The Prizefighter and Prince Pretty.
“It may take a little while, because there are over a thousand people so far,” Owens said. “But we haven’t forgotten anyone who’s donated. We truly appreciate all the support.”
Whether they reach $100,000 in donations or not, the two Superstars have a clear objective.
“The ultimate goal is to help those who have been affected,” Breeze said. “If a whole city has been burned to the ground, there’s a lot of work to do. Since we’re not there to help in person, this is the best way we can do something. If we can hit our goal, I think that will make a big difference.