It’s that time again folks. Yes, that’s right, it’s the 7th annual Mario Marathon for Child’s Play Charity. These great group of folks have been playing Mario games for the past 26 hours straight and will continue until you guys stop donating money to Child’s Play. So far together we’ve raised over $25,000! Let’s keep it going. Please donate what you can and tell your friends to check it out too! Together we can help Child’s Play touch the lives of lots of sick kids in hospitals all over the place and have a lot of fun doing it. There’s contests, prizes, and lots of zany fun.
UPDATE 6/25/14 – Amazing! Mario Marathon 7 raised over $85,000 for Child’s Play Charity this year. Not only that but this brings the marathon’s total life time donations to over half a million dollars! Congrats to the Mario Marathon team and thanks for all their dedication and hard work.
LeVar Burton is trying to bring back Reading Rainbow for FREE to classrooms across the world. When I was a child I loved to watch Reading Rainbow at school. The Reading Rainbow program, my teachers, and my parents all helped me discover the wonderful world inside books. Unfortunately this great program has been off the air since 2009. Please consider helping us bring back Reading Rainbow to improve the literacy rate of the next generation and inspire the imagination of kids everywhere through reading.
I don’t post here very often, but I wanted to let you all know that the sixth annual Mario Marathon for Child’s Play charity is going on right now. This is a really fun annual event where a great group of people play a bunch of Mario games nonstop, unlocking more and more levels to play as people donate to the cause. So far, the marathon has raised over $16,000! The charity that the marathon benefits is Child’s Play, which helps get games and toys into the hands of sick kids in hospitals across the US and Canada as well as parts of the rest of the world. We were all kids once, and you know how scary having to stay in a hospital can be. So head on over and watch the marathon, donate some money to unlock more levels for them to play, and help benefit a great cause!
Holy cow everyone! Mario Marathon 6 raised $67,344.75 for Child’s Play! Thanks to everyone who participated this year and thanks to the Mario Marathon team for so graciously devoting all the time, money, and effort making Mario Marathon awesome.
For anyone out there who hasn’t yet heard, the Humble Indie Bundle V is almost over. You have one day left to pay what you want and get some awesome cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and yes Linux!) games while giving your money directly to the folks who made them as well as some awesome charities. Please give what you can. These games are perfect for a study break. In fact, I feel one coming on right about now…