Recently I’ve had the good fortune of being involved in Child’s Play for the first time ever. Child’s Play is a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in a network of over 40 hospitals worldwide. My friend Sachin Agarwal of Dawdle.com organized the event. Through my connections with Midway Games, Sachin was able to get Midway Games to donate over $1000 worth of video games for the charity event held on December 10th at Plan B bar. Child’s Play is a gamer’s charity event and as such, we held a gaming tournament for the new Midway fighting game: Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe. The #1 prize was a PSP game pack – a $250 value.
Turnout was really good. We had attendance from friends of Dawdle as well as a pretty strong Roundarch showing. Fun times were had by everyone. Marcel Walden of Roundarch won the tournament. Sachin got really drunk. I lost round 2 to Kim. Good times.
The event was a great success. Dawdle was able to raise over $700. One thing I wasn’t too happy about was that Plan B had a $1000 minimum on the bar. That might be fine for normal circumstances, but 1) this was a charity event and 2) it was a blistery snowy Tuesday night. I doubt they would have made $500 w/o us showing up. I think we could have easily saved $1000 and thus donate more had we gone to another place.
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