On Saturday I’m going to plop myself down on my couch and play Xbox for charity. Yup, I’m playing video games for charity! It’s kind of the opposite of what I usually promote on my site, being health and fitness but I LOVE video games and it’s for a great cause. The fund raising act is all a part of the Gaming and Giving for Good (G3) event being put on by Xbox.
Play your favorite Xbox 360® games on October 1 and raise money for your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Sign up to participate and gather donations from friends and family — the more you play, the more they give. It’s the greatest achievement you can earn as a gamer. And, in support of G3, Xbox is offering a Free Gold Weekend to everyone who gets on Xbox LIVE the weekend of October 1, 2011.
The Children’s hospital I’m playing for is the IWK in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It’s the kid’s hospital where I’m from and over the years I’ve had friends who’s siblings or kids of their own have had the need to use the IWK and I like to support the hospital as much as I can.
I’m pledging to play at least 5 hours on Saturday and I hope you’ll support me by giving even just $5 per hour that I pledge to play. Your donation is based on how many hours I play, so if you want to donate $5/hr and I’m pledging to play for 5 hours, your donation will total $25.
Your donation is tax-deductible and 100 percent of your gift goes to help kids.
Thank you for your time, support and participation.