Brian Lewis, a professor at Tolarian Community College and affectionately known as ‘The Professor’ online, launched a giveaway on the 26th of Feb giving away 2 booster boxes of Double Masters, with all proceeds going to Trans Lifeline. At the time of writing the giveaway hasn’t ended and the community has already raised over $180,000!
— Tolarian Community College (@TolarianCollege) February 26, 2021
The Professor can be seen absolutely ecstatic at the communities generosity for a charity he holds dear. Several donations have come through in giveaway products too, including a playset of Stoneforge Mystics signed by Pleasant Kenobi, Time Spiral booster box and Japanese WoTS booster box, plus many, many more.
DUDE! This is so awesome of you!! Thank you!!!
— Tolarian Community College (@TolarianCollege) February 25, 2021
Tolarian Community College and its Professor are popular within the Magic The Gathering community and this isn’t his first foray into charity. From shaving his head in 2019 for children’s charity Serious Fun to selling Vintage Magic cards and giving away $140k to charities supporting Saving Our Sons and Sisters International and Trans Women Of Color Collective during the Black Lives Matter Movement in 2020. He’s not the only content creator to host events and giveaways to support trans charities, either. many other streamers such as HBomberGuy and SonicFox have raised hundreds of thousands for the cause in recent years.
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. Whilst in Australia we don’t have direct access to their support, their resource collation has a lot of amazing information available for public use.
The Double Masters giveaway ends on February 27th at 6pm PST.