Jacksonville, FL – Local video gaming organization, Storm Unity, will be hosting their 2 nd video gaming marathon called the Mega Man X Charity Marathon on Saturday, October 12, 2013. The 24-hour fundraising marathon will be broadcasted live to the public on http://twitch.tv/stormunity and 100% of donations will benefit Child’s Play Charity.
The event, which begins at 12:00 pm EST, will consist of gameplay through all eight games of the Mega Man X series on their original gaming platforms. Viewers will have the opportunity to submit monetary donations for chances to win raffle prizes throughout the duration of the marathon. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Mega Man games.
Storm Unity’s first 24-hour charity event in February raised $1,250. They aim to quadruple their past efforts with a goal of $5,000.
The event has received strong support from the video game industry, including raffle contributions from Harmonix Music, Ubisoft Entertainment, Iron Galaxy Studios, hip-hop artist Megaran, and Capcom (original developer and producer of Mega Man).
For more information and details for the Mega Man X Marathon, visit: http://stormunity.com/mmxmarathon.
Storm Unity can be found on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/StormUnity.
About Storm Unity
Storm Unity was founded in 2003 as an organization for video gaming entertainment, tournament organizing, and internet broadcasting. Through hosting numerous video gaming events, they have grown with a strong and loyal community of professional and recreational gamers in Northeast Florida.
About Child’s Play
Child’s Play was founded in 2003 by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins of the online comic strip Penny Arcade, which concerns itself with video games and gamer culture. In response to the media’s negative portrayal of gamers, the pair called for the gaming community to donate to Seattle Children’s Hospital during the holiday season.
The response was overwhelming – within weeks, they had a garage packed full of toys, games, and gifts to brighten the holiday of many sick kids. That year, they raised over $250,000; a number that has grown each year; up to nearly $10 million as of 2010. The gaming community comes together to raise millions of dollars, put together hundreds of community fundraisers, and change the lives of countless children.