Category Archives: Charity
Charity events on TwitchTV
The Marathon Gamers is a group of friends who come together multiple times a year to raise money for various charities. Every event they host they are playing games for extended periods of time, always streaming their events live over the internet. On October 12th, they will be hosting their first 100 hour marathon in which they will be raising money for the American Cancer Society. Being October, the marathon will be themed for Halloween, they will be playing all sorts of horror, zombie, and survival games throughout the 100 hours. Along with those games, they will be doing some fun events, such as a Dance Central tournament and an eating competition.
Throughout the 100 hours, they will be entertaining the viewers in any way possible, as well as taking challenges from donors, which could range from singing and dancing, to eating some bacon toasted ants. Along with the challenges, they will be giving away plenty of prizes for donors and viewers. All money donated will go to the American Cancer Society in honor of Robert Hickman, the grandfather of one of the gamers who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer over the summer.
If you would like to follow the updates on the upcoming event you can visit the Marathon Gamers’ Website.
If you would like to donate you can simply here!
If you aren’t able to donate at this time, donations will be taken up until the end of the month, or you can still support us by spreading the word about this wonderful cause! All donations and support is greatly appreciated!
Stop by the stream and show your support – Marathon Gamers’ Stream
I just wanted to let you all know about a very special charity event taking place tomorrow morning, September 13th, at 10 AM EDT / 7 AM PDT: Destineth or Shethiny’s Charity Event. That’s right, two of the most popular streamers in the StarCraft 2 community are coming together to raise money for Doctors Without Borders.
The catch: the money raised will be generated by ad-revenue, right here on TwitchTV, and whichever stream “wins” after a 24-hour period (i.e. generates more ad-revenue) will the have amount of money made matched by us at TwitchTV.
Tune in this weekend starting Saturday at 9am GMT for a 24-hour Battlefield marathon to benefit the World Food Program, specifically in their relief in Somalia and its food crisis. This will be good fun for a good cause!
A small donation is welcome, of course. Just stop by First Person Saviors and click the “Chip-In” button.
This weekend, enjoy classic Nintendo gaming for a good cause with two major charity marathons. First, our friends over at GameToAid.org have kicked off their latest charity event; this time around it will be themed Mario and Friends Marathon. The team will tackle any and all games featuring Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong for over 60 hours of fun.
Also, catch the tail end of the 96-hour Zeldathon.net Charity for the American Red Cross – over $11,000 has been raised already!
Our friends at ExtraLives will be running a 72-hour long charity marathon, starting today. Here’s a bit of info for ya:
“ExtraLives.org is a website that has been raising money for various charities and nonprofits through video gaming Marathons since 2009. During that time, we’ve left quite a few games left unfinished over the years. Remember how our TV died during the Legend of Zelda Marathon and we were unable to finish the GameCube and Wii Twilight Princess race? Or how, despite our best efforts, we never had a chance to finish Super Mario Bros. 2 or even attempt Super Mario Galaxy 2 during our Mario Retrospective Marathon?
To celebrate two years of ExtraLives.org, we’ll be going through the vaults to finish up all the games we never got a chance to complete during our Marathons. Dubbed The Mop-Up Marathon, this Marathon will have an eclectic mix of games that draws from big-name series like Mario, Zelda and Pokemon to horrifically bad games like Superman 64 and Shaq-Fu. We’ll be starting the broadcast at noon, Eastern Time, starting Friday, July 15th. We’re expecting to play for about 72 hours and we hope you stop in!
We’ll be raising money for Free the Children this time around, a charity that provides humanitarian aid to kids in developing nations. We’re aiming to raise at least $8,500 to fund the construction of a schoolhouse somewhere. Donations over $10 are tax deductible and every $5 you donate enters you once in our raffle for an ExtraLives.org T-shirt!”