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Aaron Rodgers talks about experience of guest hosting 'Jeopardy!'

Many in Butte County will benefit from the money raised by NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers during his guest host stint on "Jeopardy!" over the next two weeks.

Posted: Apr 4, 2021 3:28 PM
Updated: Apr 5, 2021 4:02 PM

CULVER CITY, Calif. – Butte County native and leading NFL Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is hitting home television screens for two weeks as the guest host of "Jeopardy!"

He will be hosting the show that we can watch here in Northern California on NBC Station KNVN-Channel 24 weeknights at 7:30 p.m.

According to the producers of the show, the amount of cumulative winnings of contestants during his two-week hosting stint will be donated to charity. In this case, Rodgers has picked the North Valley Community Foundation’s Aaron Rodgers Small-Business Covid-19 Fund.

The fund was started with a one million dollar donation from Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers, who is no stranger to North State philanthropy. The fund has already supported grants to 80 Butte County restaurants and retail establishments that have been struggling during the pandemic.

The funding from JEOPARDY! will be used to pay for a second round of grants.

Rodgers started donating funds to support locals in Butte County through the North Valley Community Foundation after the 2017 Camp Fire. CLICK HERE to find out more about the Aaron Rodgers NorCal Fire Recovery Fund.

Rodgers is a celebrity JEOPARDY! champion already. He competed on the TV show in 2015.

Previous guest host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, raised $268,701 for his charity. HealthCorps, a national non-profit that addresses health inequity by educating and empowering teens, is receiving the donated funds.

So far close to a half-million dollars has been raised for charity through the JEOPARDY! guest host program.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the Aaron Rodgers Small Business Covid-19 Fund at the North Valley Community Foundation.

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