The basketball star and American football tight end are joining forces for the three-hour livestream on June 27, 2020, with all proceeds going to NAACP Empowerment Programs and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Announcing the event, which will be livestreamed free on ShaqvsGronk.com and simulcast across more than 20 other platforms, including LiveXLive, Facebook, Twitch, YouTube and Twitter, O'Neal labelled the broadcast a "Party with a Purpose."
Explaining he hoped to unite American citizens amid ongoing unrest following the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, he shared, "We want to be sensitive to people... We just want to bring a little joy. There's a lot of stuff going on, and we are aware of that, and we hope to do our part. We're gonna continue to do our part."
It will also feature O'Neal and Gronkowski competing in a series of challenges, including a lip-sync battle and a chicken-wing-eating contest. Each time O'Neal wins, a donation will be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. When Gronkowski wins, a donation goes to the NAACP Empowerment Programs.
The event's partner, restaurant delivery service DoorDash, has pledged to donate one meal for every viewer who livestreams the event - up to 1.25 million meals - through its partnership with Feeding America.
The event, dubbed Shaq's Fun House vs. Gronk Beach virtual party, will take place June 27, 2020 at 8 P.M. ET.