For the second year in a row, three friends here in Lafayette are sitting down to play Mario games for 55 hours. What sets them apart from the rest of gamers is the fact that they’re collecting donations for this, which get passed on 100% to the Child’s Play charity. As Brian (a.k.a. “Shirt Guy”) explained it, plenty of charities pay for equipment and medicines for children, but what often gets overlooked is the fact that the kids in hospitals still are kids. Child’s Play provides games for hospitalized children, which helps make the hospital experience more bearable.
After just a few hours, they’ve already raised over $2000 in donations. If you’ve got some time, stop by www.mariomarathon.com to watch them play and donate a few dollars.