The Annual Child’s Play Gala & Auction has come and gone, and once again everyone in our little community of geeks and gamers came together to help raise money for the wonderful charity. Items bid on in the auction ranged from the cool (Valve Mega Collection), to the awesome (a one-day internship at Penny Arcade), to the insane (The Omegaclaw from PAX 2010 and the Portal Gun, both of which went for over $14,000).
“Every year we are blown away by the fantastic items and incredibly generous bids at the gala and auction,” said Kristin Lindsay, Foundation Coordinator for Child’s Play. “Even more heart warming is the thousands of gamers that can’t attend the gala but organize their own local fundraising. It’s this grassroots community activity the accounts for the majority of Child’s Play donations.”
Combining everybody’s contributions this year across all events, Child’s Play has raised over $1.1 Million this year which is outstanding! Since it began in 2003, the charity has raised over $7 Million for sick kids across the world. That’s simply amazing, and props to anyone who donated; even if it was just $1 every bit helps.