Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gamers Giving Back–Mario Marathon 6

Guess what tomorrow is?!

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My kids and I are SO excited – Mario Marathon is back for a sixth year raising money for Child’s Play Charity. Child’s Play raises money to provide games, gaming consoles, movies and more for over 70 children’s hospitals around the world, bringing a little joy to kids facing challenging situations.

Mario Marathon is independently run by a group of friends who play the Mario series of games live online and generally do silly things in the name of supporting Child’s Play. Donations go directly to Child’s Play – these guys spend their own money, use their vacation time, give up hours of sleep, sanity and time with their families to support the great work of Child’s Play. The 5 previous events have raised nearly $350,000 (and if you count their Zelda event in 2008, they’ve hit that!), which is amazing.

If you ever hung out with your friends playing Mario in somebody’s basement, you have a pretty good feel for what MM is like. So, you’re officially invited to come hang out with the gang! If you’re so inclined, feel free to donate -you can even do that from right here!

If you’re on other social media, give the gang a shout out. We’ll all be tweeting with the #MarioMarathon tag, and you can tweet @MarioMarathon. You can also find them on Facebook.  Hope to see you there!

Mario Marathon 6 begins Friday, June 21st at 11:00am EST at

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