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Registration Opens January 13th

Heads up, friends! Gamers for Giving 2017 tickets will go on sale Friday, January 13th! Over these few weeks, we’ll be updating the Gamers for Giving website with all kinds of goodness related to next year’s event. Be on the lookout over the coming days as we upload our list of headline tournaments, travel information, ticket…

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Save the date! Gamers for Giving 2017

Mark your calendars, fellow gamers! Our next annual Gamers for Giving event will be taking place on the weekend of April 1st & 2nd, 2017! No, this is not an April fool’s joke – but think of the potential for streaming content! We’ll once again be returning to the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center, a venue…

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Photos are up!

We’ve just uploaded a huge batch of photos from Gamers for Giving 2016 over on our Facebook page. Feel free to tag yourself, or share the photos with friends! Did you take any photos during the event you’d like to share? Send us an email at contact@gamersoutreach.org! We’d love to include your pics in our…

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And the final number is…

The results are in! Thanks to attendee entry fees, donations during the event, our fabulous stream team, and our sponsors, the grand total raised during Gamers for Giving 2016 was… $172,494.55! Wowza!! Here’s how that all broke down: Raffle tickets, merch, donations at booth: $18,659.55 Matching donation from anonymous contributor: $7,000 Entry fees & streamer…

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Final thoughts on Halo

Hey there, guys. Zach Wigal here. It’s rare I would ever write an article on the Gamers for Giving website from a first person perspective. However, in this case, I believe it’s appropriate to help further address the cancellation of this past weekend’s Halo tournament. First and foremost, whether you made a request or not, we will…

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Gamers for Giving 2016 is a wrap!

  That’s all, folks! Gamers for Giving 2016 is a wrap! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this year’s event! We were so glad to have you join us at the EMU Convocation Center, and we hope you enjoyed the weekend’s festivities! We’re thankful to say we substantially surpassed this year’s fundraising goal! Thank…

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Halo Tournament Update

Halo players, It’s with deep regret we must cancel this year’s Gamers for Giving Halo tournament. For eight years, we’ve had the privilege to consistently host some of the most competitive and enjoyable Halo tournaments in the Midwest – including a portion of last year’s Halo Championship Series. We’re proud to say our roots as…

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Gamers for Giving 2016 is LIVE!

The weekend has finally arrived! Gamers for Giving 2016 is here! Whether you’re joining us online or attending in-person, here’s a cheat sheet for what you’ll need to know: For those watching online: Make a donation, and help us reach the $100K fundraising goal! A list of streams being broadcast from this year’s event can…

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Final Reminders: Gamers for Giving 2016

Gamers for Giving 2016 begins TOMORROW! At this moment, a small army of volunteers are working to transform the EMU Convocation Center into a home for gamers! Join us on-site or on one of our live streams as we raise $100,000 to build GO Karts for hospitalized kids around the country! Here are some final reminders:…

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Thank you, Twitch!

The stage is nearly set: Gamers for Giving 2016 is only a matter of hours away! Our team of volunteers is hard at work transforming Eastern Michigan’s Convocation Center into an arena for gaming! Before the weekend begins, we have to give a huge shout out to the good people over at Twitch.tv. Thanks to…

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