Ryan competed on NBC’s ‘Minute To Win It on June 8 and raised $50,000 for the charity Teammates For Kids and the organization tells us there’s been an ‘outpouring’ of donations since his death.
Ryan Dunn wasn’t just a prankster pushing the limits for MTV’s Jackass. The 34-year-old found a charity that struck a chord with him, and that is Garth Brook‘s Teammates For Kids Foundation, an organization that pairs professional athletes and celebrities to charities that help benefit children. HollywoodLife.com spoke with the President of the foundation, Don Johnson, who told us that the public has donated to the charity in the wake of Ryan’s death.
“There’s been a lot of outpouring of support since he died,” Don says. “We appreciate everything he did for us and it’s sad to have him gone. There have been a lot of donations from the general public. Right now we don’t have an exact figure but it will continue to grow I’m sure.”
In lieu of flowers, Ryan’s family requested that friends and fans donate to the nonprofit organization. Ryan and his Jackass co-star Steve-O competed on the summer season premiere of NBC’s Minute To Win It on June 8 and raised $50,000 for the charity.
Ryan’s untimely death was a result of a car crash on around 2 AM on June 20 in West Chester, Philadelphia — also in the car was his friend Zachary Hartwell.
“I don’t know what to say, except I love Ryan Dunn and I’m really going to miss him,” Steve-O recently said.