Local businesses and Mom-and-Pop's have been some of the hardest hit during the pandemic and it breaks our hearts to see them struggling and in some cases, simply closing.  81-year-old Joan Desadora has owned the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs for 40 years and it's the kind of place that booms in the Summer, and hold it's own for the remainder of the year.  But the last 10 months have been brutal and Desadora says that she was literally writing a note to her customers saying her goodbyes when she got the Facetime of a lifetime.

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Below is the video of the Facetime call that Dave Portnoy personally made to Joan and it's awesome.  The Parting Glass in Saratoga has been owned and operated by Desadora and family for 40 years and the space itself has been for approximately 80.

How can you not love what he has been doing with the Barstool Fund?  He started it right before the new year as a way to save small businesses and in a short amount of time, they've raised over 25 million dollars.  If you get selected as a business they choose to help, the Barstool Fund will send you money every month until the pandemic is over.  It's perfect, and so is the call below.

If you are a small business owner in need of help due to the impacts of COVID, you can submit your application at: TheBarstoolFund.com/apply

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