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Save the date! Gamers for Giving 2018

Exciting news, fellow gamers! Our next annual Gamers for Giving event will take place on the weekend of April 28th & 29th, 2018! In case you’re not familiar: Gamers for Giving is a LAN party + streamathon that generates resources for Gamers Outreach programs. Through ticket sales, sponsorship, and online donations, last year’s event raised more than $300,000 in support of providing entertainment…

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And the final number is…

Gamers for Giving 2017 has come to an end, and the results are in! Thanks to the collective efforts of the gaming community, and after tallying donations we received at the event, we’re proud to announce the grand total raised was an incredible $315,069.00!! This is an epic victory to be shared among everyone who…

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Thank You!

Wow. What a weekend! Our deepest thanks to all of you who made this year’s Gamers for Giving so incredibly special. Words don’t adequately express our appreciation to everyone in the gaming community who helped DEMOLISH the $200K fundraising goal! We plan to announce our final total at some point later this week as we…

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Fundraising Update!

We normally wait until after the event to report on totals – but the gaming community is absolutely CRUSHING our fundraising goal at this year’s Gamers for Giving!! As of this blog post (8:30 AM Eastern) we have raised more than $252K in support of building GO Karts for hospitalized children!!!! HOLY COW!!!! Can we reach…

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Gamers for Giving 2017 IS LIVE!

That special time of year has finally arrived. Our annual fundraising event is THIS WEEKEND!! Here’s everything you’ll need to get involved: Donate: You can support our fundraising efforts by making a donation here. Watch: Our main event broadcast will go live on Twitch at 12 PM Eastern Saturday. You’ll also be able to tune in…

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Camaro Social Contest

During Gamers for Giving, our Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers will be hosting a social media giveaway! Attendees (as well as those watching online) have the chance to win a special prize pack, which includes… Nintendo Switch The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Micro SD Card $100 Visa Gift Card…

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Final Reminders: Gamers for Giving 2017

Gamers for Giving 2017 begins TOMORROW! At this moment, a small army of volunteers are working to transform the EMU Convocation Center into a home for this year’s event  Join us on-site or on one of our live streams as we raise $200,000 to build GO Karts for hospitalized kids around the country! Streams will go live…

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Guest Feature: Wintergaming

Joining us as a member of the Gamers Outreach stream team, local StarCraft hero Evan “Winter” Ballnik will be broadcasting live to help raise funds at Gamers for Giving! With thousands of games of StarCraft 2 logged, Winter is one of the few players in the world to reach Grandmaster Random (all 3 races) in…

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Thank You Twitch!

We have to give a HUGE shout out to Twitch for helping us work with so many incredible streamers this year. Without their platform or their support, a lot of our fundraising efforts simply wouldn’t be possible. Twitch has been fantastically generous in empowering our efforts, helping to coordinate travel for many of our special…

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Online Guest: summit1g

Joining us online during Gamers for Giving – renowned Twitch streamer Jaryd “summit1g” Lazar will be broadcasting this weekend in support of the cause! An ex-competitive Counter-Strike player turned full time streamer, summit1g is one of the most recognized broadcasters online – with over 20,000 Twitch Subscribers, and a viewership community of nearly 2 million strong!…

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