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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!

2013 Child’s Play Dinner & Auction

We’re pleased to invite you to the 2013 Child’s Play Dinner and Auction, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of gamers giving back. That’s right- in November of 2003, gamers from around the world united to make the holidays brighter for kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Ten years and nearly 90 hospitals later, Child’s Play has raised over $17 million for sick kids. Join us for a delightful evening of geeky curiosities, bidding wars, delicious dinner and some extra-special 10th Anniversary celebrations.

In addition to the dinner, silent and live auctions, this year we will be hosting a post-dinner cocktail hour, featuring live music by the Doubleclicks. We are also welcoming our friends Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub as hosts and auctioneers for the evening.

Individual tickets are available here. Table sponsorships (ten seats) are available here.

We’re also welcoming items for both the live and silent auction! If you have something you’d like to donate, email Jamie - [email protected]. We’d love to have your support!

Venue: The Meydenbauer Center, First Floor Ballroom (11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004)
Date/Time: Silent Auction begins at 6:30 PM, Live Auction and Dinner begin at 7:30 PM December 5th, 2013 (THURSDAY), ending at 1AM
Attire: Formal/Semi-Formal, no jeans please. Tuxedos and gowns encouraged, especially for our 10th Anniversary Celebration! Show off a little extra this year for your friends and peers.

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:
Coffee & ancho chili rubbed chicken, mashed sweet potato, roasted chicken jus, rainbow carrots
Herb garlic marinated grilled hanger steak, sherry bacon jus, hashed root vegetables
Butternut Squash Ravioli With chanterelle mushrooms, apple & brown butter sage sauce

There will be appetizers served during the silent auction, and dessert included with dinner service.
Tax Information: $75 of your ticket price is tax-deductible (ticket price less the actual cost of dinner). Auction bids over the retail value of a donated item are tax deductible (consult your tax advisor). Child’s Play Tax ID #: 20-3584556 [Mailing Address: 8040 161st Ave NE PMB #418 Redmond, WA 98052]. There are no refunds for this event, but tickets are transferable.

For additional questions, specific seating requests, or have ultra-specific dietary restrictions, please feel free to contact organizer Jamie Dillion at [email protected]

All proceeds go to the partner hospitals & facilities in the Child’s Play network. For a list of partners, and donation links if you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, please visit Child’s Play at www.childsplaycharity.org.