The WoWathon team, consisting of three college students from Southern California, believes it is the first group to attempt a fundraiser gaming marathon using World of Warcraft. The team will stream their progress live online for anyone to see throughout the marathon via their own homepage (www.wowathon.com)
The charity to receive these donations, Child's Play, is run by popular webcomic creators Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik. As stated on the charity's website, it is "a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in (their) network of over 60 hospitals worldwide."
The details of the marathon are as follows:
Two characters will be created on the realm Bronzebeard
Between the levels of 1 and 40, the team will try to raise $250 USD
If the team hits this goal, it will continue playing until level 60 while trying to raise $500 USD
If the team hits this goal, it will continue playing until level 70 while trying to raise $1000 USD
If the team hits this goal, it will continue playing until level 80 while trying to raise $2000 USD
These goals are simply starting estimates of how much the team will be making. The team will change the values should there be a substantial difference in the amount received versus the previously set goal.
The WoWathon team can be contacted at WoWathon@gmail.com
Their website can be found at http://wowathon.com
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WoWathon is a team of three gamers who are attempting to play a marathon of the popular online role playing game World of Warcraft to raise money for the charity Child's Play.