The Fox Sports family of sports networks has joined forces with Facebook, a social network that allows users to donate money to help support local causes.
The social network, which was launched in 2012, has been expanding its reach in recent years, and the Fox Sports network will now donate $100,000 a year to local organizations in the U.S. to be shared among its advertisers.
The network said in a statement:”The goal of the partnership is to reach more people and help more people, and we hope that our partnership with Facebook will be a major benefit for the many people and organizations who need a helping hand.”
The Facebook donation button on the FoxSports page will display a donation amount of $100.
Users will be able to select from a list of charities, including homeless shelters, the American Red Cross, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and local food banks.
The program, which began on April 1, will give donors the option of making an online donation to a charity of their choice, or making a one-time donation through Facebook.
The donation will then be sent to the local organizations that will use the money for local projects, and donations can be tracked on the site.
A spokesperson for Facebook did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Fox Sports’ commitment to its sports programming has been a source of concern for some, with former Fox Sports president Andy Katz recently admitting that the network has lost revenue due to the increased popularity of its digital offerings.
The move comes at a time when sports programming is experiencing a resurgence with the rise of streaming services like Amazon Prime and Hulu.
Fox Sports said it plans to invest in its digital footprint over the next year.
The Fox Sports brand will remain on Fox Sports.com and Fox Sports Go for the foreseeable future, with the network also developing a new online content platform.