Player 2 Charity Marathon: Gaming for a good cause
Here at GamejunkieNZ, we love supporting our fellow gamers when they’re doing good things for the community.
Well, our friends at Australian website Player 2 is holding its fourth Charity Marathon on November 2, supporting the Terry Campese Foundation. The Terry Campese Foundation, a charity started by ex- Australian, NSW and Canberra Raider player Terry Campese, helps those in his home region that are doing it tough.
Player 2 Editor Matt Hewson has been a strong supporter of this cause for many years, with the last 2 marathons raising $8314 for the foundation. Matt’s passion for this charity has been recognised by Terry and his foundation with Matt becoming an official member of the Foundation’s board in June of this year.
With Matt now having a say in where the money raised during the P2 Charity Marathon is used, he has chosen something close to Player 2’s heart, video games. Country hospitals in NSW are severely underserviced when it comes to providing entertainment for sick and injured children being treated in their wards. As any parent can tell you, waiting in an emergency bed for results or observations with a sick child can be a painful experience, making things worse for a kid that is already feeling terrible. With that in mind the Marathon is looking to raise $4000, enough to purchase three GAEM Vanguard portable game systems, three gaming consoles and associated accessories and three android tablets for the Queanbyan District Hospital and Braidwood hospital.
It is Player 2’s belief that making any stay in a hospital for a child and their family easier is a goal worth chasing and that is what they are going to do by playing video games for 24 hours and streaming the entire event on Twitch. Player 2 invites people to donate, win prizes and watch the fun as the Player 2 team tries to make it through all 24 hours without nodding off or going insane.
Anyone who donates $AU5 or more (one entry per $5) will go in the draw to win prizes donated by Xbox, Turn Left, Namco Bandai, 2K Australia, Koch Media, Ubisoft and more. Thousands of dollars of prizes are up for grabs, the full list of which will be available on Player2.net.au in the lead up to the event.
From the team at GamejunkieNZ here in New Zealand we say “Good on ‘ya, Matt.”