My name is Jake Whitco, or @Wrestlethon as you may know me from when we have spoken on twitter, and I am the founder/organizer of a Charity Video Game Marathon LiveStream that broadcasts on Twitch.tv called WRESTLETHON!.
Our charity live stream is a 48hr online telethon where myself and other volunteers/celebrites play wrestling video games from the NES to the Systems of today and everything we can get our hands on in between. Our first annual stream (April 25-27, 2014) raised just over $1,000.00 for Childs Play Charity, with 187,000+ unique views during that time. 100% of the money raised during the first Wrestlethon event was donated to the Child’s Play Charity (@CPCharity). During the weekend of April 24th through the 26th 2015, we will be back at it again, for another 48hours straight as we hope to out do ourselves with WRESTLETHON 2!
Our broadcasters/voulunteers have included myself, Houston Texan OT #73 Brennan Williams(@GREATBLACKOTAKU), Alex Navarro(@Alex_Navarro) from GiantBomb.com and Jared Rea (@JaredR) of WWE/2K Games, The Hosts of Houston Wrestling Radio (Able, Travis and Chris), a Houston based wrestling podcast(@HWrestlingRadio) as well as some local volunteers. We have also had a few of Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling Superstars; Rock Star Robbie Gilmore (@RobbieG_ROW) & Kelly Kevin (@KK_Burn)at the house to help us body slam our way to the goal for the Charity. Volunteers play in shifts and many of the games will be played with other broadcasters in the house.
At this time we are trying to make Wrestlethon the best there is, was and ever will be. We are currently looking for any help we can get in promoting this event such as; Interviews, Tweets, Facebook mentions and word of mouth, as well as donations of items to use as giveaways for the viewers and donors of the event to reward them for donating/supporting such a great cause. I know it’s a little early but I’ve always BO-lieved(sorry if this email has too many wrestling refrences) the early bird gets the worm.
Our event has been sponsored by Game Over Video Games, BarberShop Window, Wicked Cool Toys!(Current Sponsor) and WWE Games. Check out their websites at www.Gameovervideogames.com, www.Barbershopwindow.com, www.WickedCoolToys.com and wwe.2k.com
If you would like to help or know anyone that would be interested in helping please feel free to contact me at any time(day or night). I can provide any information or answer any questions you may have regarding our event.
Jake Whitco: cell: (832) 922-5843; email: WrestleThon@gmail.com / firstname.lastname@example.org, www.twitter.com/wrestlethon , Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Wrestlethon , Youtube: www.Youtube.com/Wrestlethon
You can also check out some of the highlights from our first event on our twitch.tv page at: www.twitch.tv/Wrestlethon
I look forward to hearing back from you soon and hope we can work together on this project that is for such a great cause.
Thank you for your time,