For the past couple of years, I have had the distinguished privilege of being involved with Chachi Plays. Helping to organize an event to help local children is something near and dear to my heart. Sure, those African kids you see on TV who you can help with pennies a day need people, but we have kids here in our own country who seemingly get overlooked when it comes to the big picture of kids needing help.
This year’s event will be held February 8 and 9, 2013 at The Toonseum. And, this year’s donations will benefit The Toonseum and Art Expressions, a Pittsburgh-based program. Their mission, as stated on their “About” page is simple: “To facilitate positive socialization with children and adolescents through expressive art activities in an inclusive educational environment.”
As far as donations are concerned, we’re looking to raise $5,000.00 this year. And, you can help in a number of ways:
1. You can donate any amount you’d like by visiting the Chachi Plays website and clicking on the “DONATE” button in the top left of the page. To make it easy, you can click here to be taken directly to that link.
2. A donation of $75.00 puts you in a gaming slot where you can play a video game of your choice with Chachi for an hour.
3. A donation of $40.00 puts you in a gaming slot for one of our three tournaments. Tournament games are Tetris, Mario Kart and Street Fighter.
4. Stop down and show your support . Chachi Plays is a 24-hour event. Chachi literally sits down and plays video games from midnight to midnight. He gets periodic 5-minute bathroom breaks, but otherwise he plays for 24 hours straight. In addition to Chachi pulling a full 24-hour shift, we have Sorg sitting right there with him running a live video feed through the Chachi Plays website for that same 24-hour shift. What helps get these guys through that 24 hours is you! We love to have people stop in and check out not only us, but The Toonseum too! (It’s such an awesome place. Really.)
So, what are you waiting for? Get on over to www.chachiplays.com and show us some love! (It’s for the kids afterall!)