Child’s Play is pleased to invite the game industry and community to our Third Annual Child’s Play Invitational Golf Tournament! We’re mixing things up a bit this year and hosting the tournament close to home – at Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore, WA. It’s a beautiful course, and we’re excited for another year of competition, fun, and raising some money for the kids.
We do want to say a huge thank you to those that supported us for our first two tournaments in LA. We (really!) love the sun, but as Child’s Play is based in Seattle we thought we’d bring the tournament home.
Tickets will be available this month, so mark it on your calendar and keep an eye on @CPCharity and our news here for updates! If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring the event, contact Jamie Dillion - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course: Inglewood Golf Club
Date: Monday, May 20, 2013
Format: Shotgun start with a four-person scramble. Team with the lowest round score wins!
The term “record-setting” doesn’t do our final total justice, nor does incredible, amazing, generous, or overwhelming. In 2012, Child’s Play Charity raised $5,085,761 for children across the globe.
From our own events to a record number of community-run fundraisers (many of which were featured on our new website calendar), we as a group were able to raise an astonishing amount to benefit kids in hospitals, clinics, and domestic violence shelters worldwide. But each and every one of these events requires thousands of volunteers, organizers, and participants, each pouring in late hour after late hour, weekend after weekend, to make these events work.
Child’s Play is fortunate to have this amazing community of generous, engaged individuals who are deeply passionate for the cause. It quite literally would be nothing without your amazing support. From individual donations and wishlist purchases to filling out donation-matching paperwork to even watching and cheering on a marathon, every effort makes a difference.
In addition, we’d like to recognize some huge efforts from the community this year. There were a few individual donors. We know you don’t want the spotlight, but please know we appreciate your support deeply. We’ll leave it at that. We also want to call out the Humble Bundle team, as being involved with them has been a, well, humbling experience. The support that stems from these bundles makes a profound impact on the work we do.
The 6th Desert Bus for Hope marathon from Loading Ready Run, in addition to all of the other incredible marathons that were run this year like Mario Marathon, Zeldathon, and many many others, were not only a blast to watch, but the fundraising achieved through them was record-breaking on its own. Every dollar is earned through a monumental amount of work organizing the technology, auctions, giveaways and call-ins. Their hard work illustrates how great our community is - passionate, generous individuals working with gamers to accomplish an incredible goal.
We are overwhelmed, honored, grateful, and incredibly proud to be a part of such an amazing community of generous gamers. Thank you for a record-breaking 2012!
2012 is drawing quickly to a close and it’s been an incredible year - with four days left, the gaming community has picked up even more steam and raised $4.1 million dollars for children in hospitals around the world. Through gifts on Amazon.com, support of our incredible community events, Humble Bundle purchases, and generous donations from people around the world we’ll be able to provide our 90 network hospitals with video games, books, toys and more. These donations make an amazing impact for children who are in a scary, painful situation. Jessica wrote us to share her story:
Like a lot of people, I was a kid in the hospital. Mine was for a major surgery on my chest. It was frightening and painful, and nobody wanted to explain anything to a 5-year old. The thing that changed me forever, though, wasn’t the surgery, it was the game cart. My uncle had already put the whisper of King’s Quest in my ear, so I was primed and ready to go when Mario rolled into my room and he quickly became my escape from the dark. Every time I had to get up for physical therapy, I knew the Nintendo would be my reward when I returned. I’ve been a gamer ever since. Now, I get to see the other side of the hospital room as a doctor, and watch my patients find the same window out of the hospital I found when I was small, and I know that Child’s Play is a part of that where I work and in many other hospitals. Patients sometimes play with their parents, and sometimes play alone, but in my opinion, the best days are the days we get to play together. Thank you for helping to make that possible.