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Live-streamed video game marathon raises money for children’s charities

Pictured are Sandbox Gaming members posing for a photo before a live-streamed game of Magic: The Gathering. From left to right: Thomas Rahal, Erik Peterson, Adam Power and Dylan Hardy.
Pictured are Sandbox Gaming members posing for a photo before a live-streamed game of Magic: The Gathering. From left to right: Thomas Rahal, Erik Peterson, Adam Power and Dylan Hardy. - Juanita Mercer

Video game enthusiasts with Sandbox Gaming are spending their weekend live-streaming their gaming on Twitch.tv as part of their annual Charity Gaming Marathon.

By Monday at 8 p.m., they will have gamed for 80 hours straight.

From left to right: Melanie Collins, Jeff Snow, and Garreth McGrath play Just Shapes & Beats. The group had mikes and lighting equipment set up for the live-streamed fundraising event.
From left to right: Melanie Collins, Jeff Snow, and Garreth McGrath play Just Shapes & Beats. The group had mikes and lighting equipment set up for the live-streamed fundraising event.

The money raised will be donated to Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador, Kids Help Phone and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Newfoundland.

Participants game in shifts, taking nap and nutrition breaks in nearby rooms at the event headquarters at Easter Seals on Mount Scio Road.

Sandbox Gaming supports charities that promote play and development for children and youth, and have raised nearly $80,000 for seven different charities since 2010.

By Saturday afternoon, this weekend’s fundraiser had already raised over $4,300.

To donate, visit sandboxgaming.org.

Twitter: @juanitamercer_

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