Events Calendar

For the Kids Marathon

Apr 6 @ 12:00pm - Apr 7 @ 12:00pm

Event Description

Join us when we go live at noon EST on April 6th for the 4th annual “For the Kids” featuring 24-hours of live streaming, video game playing to help raise money for Child’s Play.
Child’s Play seeks to improve the lives of children in hospitals around the world. Since 2003, the organization has been helping children in hospitals for various illnesses by purchasing games, consoles and more.
Each year brings new and interesting challenges to the Iron Man competition that takes place during our first day of play. Our contestants pit themselves against one another in events like shooting the most ducks in “Duck Hunt” while power walking on a treadmill. The event also features a team Iron Man competition to see which duo can claim the rights to the bronze head trophy.
Three live screens of game play will be viewable on www.forthekidsmarathon.com during the length of the marathon. “For the Kids” loves to involve its viewers, so jump in the website’s chat room to say hello. Odds are you’ll get a shout out from our M.C. We invite our watchers to submit their own challenges to our players. Think someone in our group can’t play the first level of “Dark Souls” without dying? Dare us. Previous viewer submitted challenges have resulted in our players getting pies in the face for failing in their attempts to beat the challenge. Interacting and donating to help Child’s Play in their mission to bring gaming entertainment to children in hospitals can also result in some goodies. Random donors are selected to win assorted prizes.
Donating is easy. Simply click the link on our website which will reroute you straight to Child’s Play’s giving site. That’s right, no middle man, you are assured that every dollar you donate goes right to the charity.
All the fun can be viewed live on www.forthekidsmarathon.com starting at noon EST on April 6th. Updates will also be featured on our Facebook fan page, www.facebook.com/forthekidsvideogamemarathon, and on Twitter @FortheKidsM.