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James Holzhauer of 'Jeopardy!' Fame Donated $10,000 to a Charity That Helps School Children

Gracious Egedegbe
Jun 03, 2019
11:43 A.M.
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James Holzhauer of "Jeopardy" is showing off his philanthropic side. He donated $10,000 to a charity that helps school children in Nevada, and it turns out, he has done more.


When people hear the word "Professional gambler," they see a person who spends a lot of time and money in Casinos and eventually ends up in debt.



However, this is not often the case, as proven by James Holzhauer. The professional gambler is on his way to become the highest winner on "Jeopardy," by combining intellect and wit, and to show his gratitude; he gave $10,000 to a charity that helps school children in Nevada.

The organization — Communities in Schools — wrote alongside a picture of Holzhauer, his wife — Melissa, and some staff members on Facebook:

"We are incredibly moved by the generosity of James and Melissa Holzhauer for their $10, 000 donation today."


It continued,

"They are truly #AllnForKids, and we are so grateful for this support.”

"Communities in Schools" provides resources for students to stay in school and not leave; the Nevada office is one out of many others located in the United States. 


Holzhauer also gave donations to other non-profit organizations in the desert state. In early May, the Nevada resident gave $10,000 to a charity that caters for the homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students in his home state.


In April, he gave an unnamed amount to the Las Vegas National History Museum in support of its Live Animal Department and its Open Door Program; the latter provides free admission to students in underserved schools.

The "Jeopardy" record-breaker also gave the same amount to Las Vegas County Library District Foundation, and has become a celebrity in the state; he got the keys to the Las Vegas Strip.


Holzhauer, so far, has broken the time records for any win on the game show. All that is left is for him is to add a little over $58,000 to his $2,462,216 and he'll beat Ken Jennings 15-year record of $2,520,700.


Jennings said during an appearance on "Good Morning America" that he always knew that someone would break his record, but he didn't expect it to happen in one-third of the time it took him to accumulate his winnings.

Despite this fact, the current record-holder is confident that the professional gambler would set a new one, and he is glad about it. In the light of all the goodwill Holzhauer is enjoying, his intelligence and fearless attitude, Jennings might get his wish and "Jeopardy" would get a new record-breaking champion.