Gamers for Giving Celebrates Fourth Birthday with Non-Stop Charity Tourneys, June 18

Prizes and Other Surprises on Tap as Gamers Unite to Support Popular Cause

Saline, MI, May 25, 2011–On Saturday, June 18, video game enthusiasts from around the Midwest will convene at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center in Ypsilanti, MI to take part in one of the area’s largest video game tournaments, Gamers for Giving 2011.

Hosted by video game industry charity organization, Gamers Outreach Foundation, Gamers for Giving is a non-profit competitive gaming event that features multiple video game tournaments and special guests from the video game industry. Profits from the event are used to fund the efforts of Gamers Outreach Foundation, which builds portable video game kiosks for children’s hospitals, sends games to U.S. soldiers serving overseas, and hosts online activities benefitting various non-profits.

Headlining activities include 2-v-2 Halo Reach, 4-v-4 Call of Duty Black Ops, 1-v-1 Starcraft 2 tournaments, in addition to an all-out, 100-person "bring your own console" LAN party. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers of each tournament. The event will begin Saturday morning at 10:00 AM, and will last until 10:00 PM.

“We’re really excited to be gearing up for our fourth-annual fundraising event,” says Zach Wigal, Founder, Gamers Outreach.“Gamers for Giving combines passion for video games with charitable action. It gives people an opportunity to play video games, have fun and make a difference all at the same time.”

Individuals interested in attending Gamers for Giving can find more information and register for the event’s activities at

About Gamers Outreach Foundation:

Gamers Outreach Foundation is a 501©(3) video-game industry charity organization that works to use interactive entertainment in ways that improve the lives of others. The organization currently oversees three unique initiatives - funding the construction of portable gaming carts (GO Karts), sending video game care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas (Fun For Our Troops), and hosting online game nights and tournaments which benefit non-profit causes (Gaming4Others). The organization also hosts an annual video game tournament called 'Gamers for Giving,' which serves as a fundraiser for its efforts.

For more information on Gamers Outreach, visit

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