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2nd Annual Video Game Marathon to Raise Money for Child's Play Charity

Starting Thursday, November 4, gamers from Raleigh, NC will host their 2nd 1,000 song internet marathon from the "Rock Band" video game series to benefit Child's Play, a charity which donates toys, games, and books to children's hospitals worldwide.

 
PRLog - Oct. 24, 2010 - RALEIGH, N.C. -- The video game marathon will broadcast live via Ustream on www.clanofthegraywolf.com starting at 1pm EDT on Thursday, November 4.  It will feature a core group of six people playing through 1,000 consecutive songs from the Rock Band series of video games, which include hundreds of popular music tracks.  In addition to streaming the marathon effort online at all times, the event will offer an interactive element, allowing internet viewers to request songs, win prizes, and chat live with the participants and other viewers.  The participants estimate that it will take four days to complete their goal, finishing on the evening of Sunday, November 7.

"With the success of our first marathon last year we were very excited to put on the event again,” said Joey DeSena, event co-coordinator.  “Literally the day the last one ended, we started brainstorming ideas to work out the kinks in the next marathon, while making it bigger and more successful.  Our goal is to raise $5,000 this year for children’s hospitals."

Event co-coordinator Daniel Cordaro also added, "We've always wanted to show the ways that the gamer community can come together to make a real difference in people's lives all over the world.  The marathon allows us as gamers to give back to our communities while playing the games we love."

Last year’s event raised more than $2,000 for the charity, with more than 25,000 unique viewers watching over 3 days.  This year, the group is making use of the recently released “Rock Band 3”, which not only makes a whole new playlist of songs available but also a keyboard accessory.  In addition, the group is using social media to promote the event, including a Twitter contest where viewers can win prizes.

Watch the event live on the Internet at www.clanofthegraywolf.com beginning Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 1pm EDT.  Viewers who wish to support the event are encouraged to donate directly to Child's Play securely through PayPal on the event website.  Donations for the event will be accepted from October 24 through November 15.

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Source:Joey DeSena
City/Town:Raleigh - North Carolina - United States
Industry:Non-profit, Games, Internet
Tags:childs, play, charity, video, game, marathon, children, hospital, Online, Rock, band, child s play
Last Updated:Dec 02, 2010
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