James Holzhauer, the “Jeopardy!” champion who won 32 straight games, earning a total of $2,462,216, has donated a portion of his winnings to a Chicago-area pancreatic cancer walk – and he did so in Alex Trebek’s name, CNN reports.
CNN reports this is how it happened: During what would be the contestant’s final episode, Trebek praised Holzhauer’s daughter for a handmade card.
“I want to express my thanks to your beautiful little daughter, Natasha, for having made this get-well card for me,” Trebek said in the beginning of the show. “That was very sweet of her.”
Holzhauer couldn’t participate, but he did send a donation along with the message that it was “For Alex Trebek and all the other surivors.”
The amount of the donation – $1,109.14 – was his daughter’s birthdate.
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