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 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.

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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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