Forget what they say in the media about video gamers – we know the truth, Gamers Give Back!
The Pittsburgh Chapter of the International Game Developer’s Association (PIGDA) is proud to host the 3rd Annual Gamers Give Back Event on Saturday, December 5, 2009. Gamers Give Back is a charity video game tournament, used game sale, and ugly holiday sweater contest that benefits the Salvation Army and Big Brother’s Big Sisters.
All proceeds from this event will be used to buy new games and consoles from the Charities’ Wish Lists. Donations of new, unopened games and consoles will be accepted at the event or via the event’s Amazon Wish List at: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/248RK88FLSQCF/
In addition to the game tournament and collecting new items for the Salvation Army and Big Brothers Big Sisters, PIGDA will be accepting used games or consoles for an on-site charity yard sale. For each donation or a new or used item the donors name will be entered into a prize drawing. Participants are also encouraged to wear their ugliest holiday sweater contest.
Gamers Give Back takes place from 2-6 pm on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center on Pittsburgh’s Southside. A $10 donation will be collected at the door. This gets you a special treat and participation in one of the three game tournaments: Mario Kart DS, Dance Dance Revolution, or Corn Hole, with a top secret final face-off to determine the grand champion. All ages are welcome.
“A lot of times video games and gamers are seen as detriments to society and we hope that the Gamers Give Back event will show just how generous and caring video gamers are, but more importantly we want to help our Charity partners meet their needs and we hope our donations will go a long way this holiday season. This is something we are very proud to be part of.” said Emily Skopic, Marketing and PR Associate at Sim Ops Studios and a PIGDA Planning Coordinator.