Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced its one-year Child’s Play/Razer Surround charity drive will conclude on June 30, 2014. The brand will introduce Razer Surround Pro for purchase thereafter.
Generous donations from across the game community helped raise $351,000 at the annual Child’s Play Gala and Auction.
The Child’s Play Gala and Auction is one of the highlights of the annual Child’s Play Charity fundraising drive that donates toys, games and cash for hospitalized kids. At the black-tie event the gaming community bids on rare and unique items. Some of the stand out items from the auction included the life-sized Half-Life Gravity Gun that went for $21,000 and one of the rarest video games on the planet, the Nintendo World Championships Grey #60 that went for $11,500. A lucky bidder also won a guest starring role in a Penny Arcade strip for $10,000.
The proceeds from the gala and auction add to donations already contributed by gamers around the world. In total, Child’s Play has raised more than
$1.5 $1.95 million this year.
“The gala and auction always brings in a lot of donations, but it is just one part of Child’s Play,” said Jamie Dillion of Child’s Play Charity. “The real heroes are all the gamers who organize local events and send in individual donations that account for the vast majority of what we raise every year. We couldn’t do this without all of their support”
Started in 2003, Child’s Play http://www.childsplaycharity.
Since the charity’s establishment in 2003, it has distributed more than $9 million in donations from the videogame community to entertain hospitalized children across the globe.
The annual Child’s Play charity auction will take place on Thursday, Dec. 8th, 2011 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Tickets can be purchased at www.childsplaycharity.org. Passes will cost $145 per person and $5,000 for table sponsors.
“We are very excited to begin another year of Child’s Play and once again show the world that the video game community is altruistic as well as compassionate,” said Kristin Lindsay, Child’s Play. “Since Child’s Play inception we have constantly been surprised by the generosity in both time and money of the community.”
Those wishing to contribute to Child’s Play can:
● Host a fundraising event http://childsplaycharity.org/
● Give directly via PayPal
● Mail a check to Child’s Play, 123 NW 36th Street Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98107
● Text the keyword GAMERS to 50555 to make a $5 donation