Event #6: 12-Hour Marathon for Pediatric Patients of SIU Hospital
Our 6th Charity Gaming marathon which was held on Saturday, May 31st from 12PM to 12AM! We raised money to buy video games, toys and books for pediatric patients at Staten Island University Hospital. All donations have allowed us to purchase items that the children are requesting to help them get through their time going for treatments, getting blood drawn and just being stuck in a hospital room for days on end. We will be purchasing handheld video game systems (i.e. Nintendo 3DS), educational and coloring books, and the latest toys. Stay tuned for a video update of the the delivery of the games and toys! You can read more about this event here on ChurchMag
Event #5: 25-Hour Extra Life Marathon
On November 2nd, 2013, Charity Gaming hosted it’s 5th event. We streamed for a 25 hour marathon to raise money for the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York through Extra Life.
Extra Life works in conjunction with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and encompasses hundreds of thousands of streamers/donors. This year, singed up to play games for 25 hours straight to do our part. All the money we raised for Extra Life 2014 went directly to the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Event #4: Breast Cancer Awareness
Charity Gaming’s 4th event took place on October 30th, 2013. We hosted an in-person event at Staten Island University Hospital for Breast Cancer Awareness month, with proceeds going to the Comprehensive Breast Center of Staten Island.
The event featured a variety of raffle prizes, including Amazon Kindles, Mouse Pads and even a Wii U console that was generously donated by the kind people at Walgreens.
Event #3: May The Fourth Be With You (Star Wars Theme)
Charity Gaming hosted its third event on May 4th, 2013. A 12 hour stream appropriately titled “May the Fourth be with You!” Our focus was to raise money for Child’s Play Charity by streaming Star Wars games all day from 12PM – 12AM. Viewers all had a chance to win one of many giveaways during the stream, consisting of a variety of Steam game titles as well as a copy of Bioshock Infinite for X-Box 360!
Event #2: Hurricane Sandy Relief
For nearly 400 employees at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) putting the pieces back together is not a game they are looking to play after Superstorm Sandy and life can’t be reset with the push of a button.
Press Start to Rebuild was a 12-hour gaming marathon where players competed in a series of games, sponsored by online viewers for their length of playtime. Players are welcomed to participate free of charge anytime between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, March 15th in the Regina McGinn Education Center at Staten Island University Hospital
Money raised from the event went to aid in the hospital’s employee relief fund. SIUH initiated a number of programs to help the staff start the rebuilding process after the storm, many of them reporting to work concerned for the safety of patients over their personal property. SIUH created a Company Store, and programs like Adopt-A-Family and Housing assistance.
Participants were offered a number of chances to win raffles, video games, toys – even an iPad mini. “This event has something for everyone, especially for the kids. So come down, the doors are open. Bring your family and come play for a good cause, “said Weller. Children from the hospital’s pediatric oncology department will be on hand as well, putting their gamer skills to the test.
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Event #1: Child’s Play Charity
Charity Gaming hosted a 24 hour marathon to support sick children, by raising funds for Child’s Play Charity. The stream featured tons of game giveaways and featured a variety of different games from all different platforms for the audience to enjoy.
Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in their network of over 70 hospitals worldwide. Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, we set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids.
Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, they purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.