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Child’s Play Dinner Auction 2012

As the annual fundraising drive nears we have an exciting announcement: the 2012 Child’s Play Dinner Auction will be held on December 6th at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA. Join us for an evening of fancy fun, delicious food and wine, and amazing auction items! Tickets are on sale now, with both individual and corporate sponsorship tables available. Passes are $145 per person and $5,000 for a corporate sponsored table of 10. Want to see what this Dinner Auction is all about? Check out our photos from previous events to see formal geekery and jaw-droppingly cool auction items.

Speaking of auction items, we are now collecting 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.

The Child’s Play fundraising drive will officially kick off on November 1st. Keep an eye on our Twitter (@CPCharity) and here for more exciting announcements.

The 2012 Child’s Play Invitational Golf Tournament

Child’s Play is pleased to invite game industry members and fans alike to the second annual Child’s Play Invitational Golf Tournament! Since many of us will be in Los Angeles for E3, we figured the Friday after the show (June 8th, 2012) would be ideal for us to have some fun, eat some food and raise money for the cause. This year the tournament will be held at the gorgeous Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, CA. All proceeds go to the partner hospitals & facilities in the Child’s Play network. Click here to purchase tickets.

Angeles National Golf Club

Course: Angeles National Golf Course, 9401 Foothill Boulevard, Sunland, CA.
Time: 8:45 AM Check-In, 10:30 AM Start
Date: Friday, June 8th, 2012
Format: Shotgun start with a four-person scramble. Team with the lowest round score wins!

For sponsorship opportunities or any questions, please email [email protected]

With your entry fee, you’ll receive:
+ Greens Fees Covered
+ Power Cart Rental
+ Boxed Lunch
+ Beverages
+ An Awards Mixer / Reception Afterward!
+ Longest Drive, Closest to Pin and Putting Contests
+ Free Gift Bags for all Participants/Donors.

Friday, June 8th Schedule:
8:45 AM: Check-In, Driving Range
10:30 AM: Shotgun start / Tournament begins!
3:30 PM: Post Golf Awards Mixer / Reception!

December is here!

Happy December, everyone! That big green bar keeps filling up: we have now raised $1,225,000, thanks to you! That is many, many truckloads of toys, games, and more for our 80 network hospitals worldwide. Those gifts will help kids like Roxanne’s nephew:

“I am the aunt of a child who was hospitalized due to congenital disorders many times through his life. The videogames Texas Children’s provided in the recovery room kept his younger brother occupied and allowed his mother to focus on other matters. In addition, games were a source of comfort and mental stimulation for my nephew when he was too exhausted to move and play. It made our many stays at Texas Children’s much easier. Thank you; Child’s Play and the people who contribute to its mission go a long way to making this world a more awesome place.” - Roxanne T.

For those of you who are attending our annual dinner auction, dust off your fancy clothes and stretch your bidding arm: we are one week away! This year’s auction has even more beautiful art, exclusive game swag, and incredible experiences than ever before, not to mention a delicious dinner and wine provided by our sponsor, Gamer:Wine (with names like Stunlock and n00b, how could we resist?) One incredibly rare item up for auction is #0060 Nintendo World Championships cartridge- a true “holy grail” of game collecting. To answer a frequently asked question, we will allow phone bidding for this live auction as it is such a unique and valuable collectible. If you cannot make it in person please feel free to contact [email protected] to learn about remote participation. We hope to see you there!