Saturday, May 21, 2016

Donations: Mario Marathon 2016 and Child's Play Charity

Gets his soapbox out...

I'm a gamer. I love board games and video games, and try to turn life into a meta game whenever I can. Games are fun, and they can make other activities fun.

One of the worst activities I can think of for little kids is being in a situation that is completely out of control and beyond understanding. Being sick and in the hospital for something that you can't begin to understand, or being in a strange place with a parent because it's not safe at home for some reason both fit in this description. This is where Child's Play comes in.

FTFWP: Child's Play seeks to improve the lives of children in hospitals and domestic violence shelters through the generosity and kindness of the video game industry and the power of play.

To sum up: Child's Play is a means for us to get games, toys, activity books, art supplies, and anything you can imagine a kid would want to play with to a group of kids would could definitely use it, the sick and the endangered.

Since 2008 Mario Marathon has hosted a video game play marathon almost yearly in order to bring awareness to Child's Play and drive donations for the charity. After a couple year hiatus, they are back!

Brian, John, and the rest of the MM crew will be hosting on www.mariomarathon.com the 2016 Mario Marathon. You guys can watch them play, and donate money to add more levels! Every time you donate, they give away gifts, t-shirts, and various other prizes. The gameplay starts on June 24th and doesn't stop until they've completed all of the levels!

So if you have the time, love games, love gaming, and want to help some kids out, hop over to www.mariomarathon.com on June 24th and make a donation!

Thanks Folks!