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Tickets Available for Child’s Play Invitational 2015!

Tickets to the 5th Annual Child’s Play Invitational are now available! Whether you’re planning to hit the course solo or as part of a group, rest assured it’s going to be an awesome day of fun in the sun benefiting kids in the Child’s Play network.

Date: Friday, July 17th 2015
Time: Golf Registration 9:00AM - 10:00AM, Mini-Golf Registration 12:30PM-1:15PM, Mixer 4:00PM, Spectating All Day
Location: Willows Run Golf Course, 10402 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA 98052

Golf

Our now time-honored tradition of argyle socks, impressive (or not-so-impressive) shots, and raising money for the kids is going to be held at the beautiful Willows Run golf course on Friday July 17th, 2015. Your day includes a awesome shotgun-style golfing, boxed lunch, and participation in our post-game BBQ and mixer with the mini-golfers and spectators. If you’re visiting from afar, we have club rentals available too! We’d love to have you out. Get your tickets for golf here.

If you’re an experienced golfer or more attuned to the “windmills and water obstacles” speed, we’ve got you covered. We’re also holding a mini-golf tournament the same day! Everyone will wrap up together and enjoy a post-game mixer and BBQ to brag about the most (or least) impressive shots of the day. Get your mini-golf tickets here.

Prefer to lounge in the shade and politely clap (or chuckle) as the golfers do their thing? Sounds like spectator seating is right up your alley, and never fear - we have you covered. A lovely section of the 18th hole is tucked away with seating, a bar, shade, and a perfect view of the day’s activities. Wrap up the day with both the golfers and mini-golfers at the post-game mixer and BBQ. Get your spectator seating here!

If your company would like to be represented at the Child’s Play invitational, or if you have any general questions about the event, please feel free to contact event coordinator Jamie Dillion (jdillion@childsplaycharity.org.) We’ll see you on the course!

Child’s Play Invitational 2015

As summer approaches, so does our annual Child’s Play Invitational! This will be our Fifth Annual tournament event and we’ll be returning to Willows Run Golf Course in Redmond, WA on July 17, 2015 for an afternoon on the links.

This year’s tournament will include opportunities for spectators and the mini-golfers to hit the course and enjoy the day, and we’ll wrap up the festivities with a celebration BBQ. As always, proceeds benefit children in over 200 hospitals and domestic violence shelters worldwide through Child’s Play.

Ticket sales will be live in the coming weeks so keep an eye out, but mark Friday, July 17th down on your calendar for a day on the course for the kids!

2014 Fundraising Total

As we kick off 2015 with big plans and enthusiasm, we wanted to take time to reflect and share our gratitude for the incredible year that was 2014 thanks to the Child’s Play community. Our beneficiary network saw unprecedented growth, we had amazing participation in community events, and gamers came together to raise more than ever before.

We’re happy to announce that in 2014, the Child’s Play community raised $8.43 million for children in our network of hospitals and domestic violence shelters worldwide.

What a fantastic achievement - another year of breaking our previous record by over a million dollars and ensuring that kids around the world will have their tough time made a little brighter by the presence of games and toys donated by you, the amazing game community. That brings our lifetime total to a stunning $33.6 million dollars since our founding in 2004. I don’t think that anyone could have imagined a toy drive for Seattle Children’s Hospital would have ever grown to this, but we are so glad and grateful that it has.

It wouldn’t be possible without the support of the video game industry and community. We have an incredible group of corporate sponsors, which you can see below this post, to whom we are deeply grateful. We also wouldn’t be here without each and every individual donor: whether you chipped in a few dollars through a Humble Bundle, purchased something off of an Amazon Wishlist, or sent a direct donation, every bit adds up to our awe-inspiring, record-breaking total year after year. It’s because of the grassroots generosity and the kindness of an entire community that we’re able to help such a huge network of kids who really need it.

Speaking of which, that network was able to grow leaps and bounds thanks to your support this year. We added over one hundred facilities from 2013: we now have 112 hospitals and 110 shelters in our network, which is simply amazing. Hundreds of thousands of lives are being touched by the gifts that you give, and we cannot thank you enough for the kindness and generosity you show as gamers and people. Thank you for such a monumental 2014, and here’s to a fantastic 2015!