Thursday, June 14, 2012

Catching 'em All for Charity

TheSpeedGamers have become something of a charitable juggernaut since their humble beginning in 2008, with their first marathon raising  $1,090 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Their achievements have only been growing, with some of their top marathons raising over fifty thousand dollars. Their grand total is over $300,000!

100% of the donations are given to the charity. They make no profit, and regularly take money out of their own pockets to pay for prizes to raffle off and give away during the marathons. They've done Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Earth Bound, Mega Man, Pokemon, and more

In 22 hours from the time of this writing, they will be starting another grand journey to catch them all, playing through the Pokemon games for a week straight to raise money for ACT Today.  Their goal this time is $50,000 and I'm confidant they'll make or even exceed that goal.

Their marathons are always a blast to watch, and I urge everyone to stop by.

The marathon begins Jun 15 at 7pm EST and ends Jun 22.

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