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Announcing the Child’s Play Dinner & Auction 2014

We’re pleased to invite you to the 2014 Child’s Play Dinner and Auction. Join us for a delightful evening of geeky auction items, intense bidding wars, delicious food and wine, and more! This year’s dinner will be held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA on Thursday, December 4th 2014 at 6PM. Tickets are on sale now, with both individual and sponsorship tables available. Passes are $145 per person and $5,000 for a sponsored table of 10.

cp2012 (6 of 21)The Child’s Play Dinner Auction is in support of our hospital and domestic violence shelter programs; as of 2013 the gaming community had raised over $25 million dollars to help children around the world through the power of play. You can see photos of past dinners here in anticipation for another great year!

If you have a item for dinner auction, we’re now accepting donations of game memorabilia, art, unique experiences and more. If you’re interested in contributing an item, please contact Jamie Dillion - [email protected]. We’re looking to have all items by November 28th.


Venue: The Meydenbauer Center (11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004)
Date/Time: Silent Auction begins at 6:30 PM, Live Auction and Dinner 7:30-10:00 PM December 4th, 2014 (THURSDAY), cocktail hour ending at 1AM
Attire: Formal/Semi-Formal, no jeans please.

Will-call only, no tickets will be mailed. Please bring your confirmation email and photo ID to the Program Pick-Up/Registration on site.

Dinner Menu Choices:
Block Cut R&R Ranch Strip Steak with Sweet Potato Mash
Pan Roasted Draper Valley Chicken, fennel, foraged mushrooms & fresh bucatini
Butternut Squash Ravioli With chanterelle mushrooms, apple & brown butter sage sauce

There will be appetizers served during the silent auction and post-event cocktail hour, and dessert included with dinner service.

We’re so excited for another year of glamour and thrilling bids - if you have any questions regarding the evening, please feel free to contact Jamie Dillion - [email protected]. See you in December!

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Child’s Play Invitational 2014 - Best Dressed

There are just under two weeks until our annual Child’s Play invitational and we can’t wait to welcome you to Willows Run! It’s going to be a great year of golf for the kids, and we have a lot of new and exciting stuff in store. If you’re participating in the golf tournament, mini-golf, OR spectating, you’re eligible for our best dressed competition! Get out your swankiest argyle and dapperest caps for chances to win seriously awesome gaming swag.

Best Dressed

Tickets are still available for golf which includes your greens fees, lunch, swag bag, and BBQ Dinner. $65 of the ticket price is tax deductible, meaning that’s a donation that goes to our programs assisting children in hospitals and domestic violence shelters. Get your ticket here!

If mini-golf is more your speed, you can snag a ticket here. That includes your mini-golf fees and your attendence to the BBQ Dinner and awards ceremonies. You can participate in the best dressed competition as well! $30 of your ticket price is a tax deductible donation to Child’s Play.

Finally, if you’d like to cheer on the golfers, soak up the the (fingers crossed) great weather, and enjoy a drink or two, snag a spectator ticket here! Spectators have a covered tent with a view of the 18th whole and quick and easy access to the clubhouse and get to join the golfers and mini-golfers for the post-game BBQ dinner and awards ceremony.


For any questions regarding the golf tournament or interest in sponsorships, please email [email protected] Thanks so much for your support!

$1.8 million - Over halfway to our fundraising goal for 2013!

Gamers from around the world have now donated $1.8 million in toys, games, and more to benefit kids in hospitals and domestic violence shelters in 2013! With the holidays fast approaching, it’s easy to get caught up in plans and celebrations: the fact that so many gamers make an effort to positiviely impact the lives of kids in a tough situation is absolutely inspirational. If you’d like to give, you can do so by donating here, or picking items off an Amazon wishlist for a specific facility here.

Like many around the world, our thoughts over the past week have been with communities impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. If you’re interested in donating directly to the cause, a list of recommended non-profits from Guidestar can be found here. We know firsthand how incredibly generous gamers can be, and there are many people in desperate need there.

Our 10th Anniversary celebration Dinner Auction is December 5th and there are still a few tickets left. If you’re interested in donating an auction item, email Jamie - [email protected] - the auction is always an incredible mix of game collectibles, unique art, tours of incredible studios, and more. You don’t want to miss it!

In case you’re just tuning in for the holidays, we just announced an expansion of Child’s Play: we will now be assisting children in domestic violence shelters. Our pilot program is well underway and we’re planning to open applications for the general program in Spring 2014. Read more about the program here, and if you have any questions, feel free to email Jamie ([email protected]).

As always, thank you for your incredible support!