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Child's Play Raises $1,000,000 For Charity

Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
edited January 2007 in Social Entropy++
Thought people here would like this. Got an E-mail about it today and thought I would share.

GAMERS RAISE OVER $1,000,000 FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS THROUGH CHILD’S PLAY CHARITY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Seattle, WA - Jan 05, 2007 With the success of its online toy drive and dinner auction, the gamer-supported Child’s Play Charity (www.childsplaycharity.org) reached an all-time high of $1,024,400.31 in its fourth year of bringing games and other entertainment to sick children around the world. The auction dinner held in Seattle in December raised a total of $210,000. Highlights include an appearance in a Penny Arcade comic strip that went for $10,000 and a voiceover line in the upcoming Halo 3 videogame that raised $9,000.

“The game community has just been so amazing in its support,” said Penny Arcade’s Robert Khoo. “What started as a challenge to our community has grown into something that impacts the lives of children, and that’s something we can all be proud of.”
Through the Amazon wish lists of over 30 participating children’s hospitals more than $1 million in new items were purchased by donors to be used at hospitals on an ongoing basis or given as gifts to those spending their holiday sick in bed. Items ranged from books, Legos and Play Doh to full Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS game systems and included game titles such as Viva Piñata, Pac Man World Rally, and Madden NFL ’07, plus many popular DVD movies and much, much more. One hundred percent of proceeds from the purchase of Child’s Play t-shirts and cards through www.thinkgeek.com/pennyarcade also went towards the purchase of new games and other forms of entertainment for children.

The sold out $125 per plate fundraising dinner was emceed by the creators of Penny Arcade, Gabe and Tycho. More than 300 attendees bid on game- related auction items, secure in the knowledge that their contributions would go to bring smiles to the faces of children in hospitals across the globe. Other auction highlights included:

* $4,000 for a trip for two to Iceland, including a tour of CCP Games
* $3,700 for a Nintendo Wii and DS combo pack signed by “Reggie” Fils-Aime
* $2,700 for a tour of the Penny Arcade studios
* $1,200 for a Microsoft Xbox 360 signed by J Allard

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  • SlungsolowSlungsolow Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    pass this on to 10 people in the next 10 minutes or YOU WILL DIE!!!

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    fuck your forums, fuck your administrator and fuck dynagrip for getting away with the long troll.
  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    And I helped.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    still less than a PS3

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] regular
    edited January 2007
    The user and all related content has been deleted.

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  • RedeemerRedeemer Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I love that the PA comic appearance went for more than the Halo 3 voice over

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  • KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    why does being signed by j allard raise the 360s worth 600 fold

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  • THAC0THAC0 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Yay! Woo!


    Seriously that is pretty cool though duders.

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  • MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Video games cause nothing but trouble and no good can come from them.

    But really, this is very cool.

    Marathon on
  • JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    why does being signed by j allard raise the 360s worth 600 fold

    I think the "for charity" part raises the cost a bit too.

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  • KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Jordyn wrote:
    why does being signed by j allard raise the 360s worth 600 fold

    I think the "for charity" part raises the cost a bit too.

    i think maybe you missed the admittedly terrible joke

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  • JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Jordyn wrote:
    why does being signed by j allard raise the 360s worth 600 fold

    I think the "for charity" part raises the cost a bit too.

    i think maybe you missed the admittedly terrible joke

    Oh.

    Yep, I did.

    And it was really terrible, Kovak.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2007
    Holy fucking shit they broke the million mark?

    Way to fucking go, everyone, especially Gabe, Tycho and Khoo. You should all be very proud of yourselves.

    Well, maybe not Gabe. He's kind of a cock like that.

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  • mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    complete assholes can be good people, too

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  • ZoolanderZoolander Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    sweet a new high score

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  • THAC0THAC0 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I just looked up this j allard guy. He looks like Lex Luther. I keep expecting his image to shout "WRONG" at me.

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I thought it maxed out at 999,999

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Zoolander wrote:
    sweet a new high score
    Okay next year let's try it on Expert!

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Congratulations Penny Arcade

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  • Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    A hero is you

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  • JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Khoo's a nice guy, he should give me a job.

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  • DeadshotDeadshot Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    :^:

    also:

    /clap

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  • KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Jordyn wrote:
    Khoo's a nice guy, he should give me a blowjob.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    murder simulators

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  • BergyBergy Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    the worst thing about charity is that you are helping other people

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  • SlungsolowSlungsolow Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    bergy, do you want me to buy you a doll house and a jenga game?

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    fuck your forums, fuck your administrator and fuck dynagrip for getting away with the long troll.
  • BergyBergy Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I could go for a nice game of jenga

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  • The Sneak!The Sneak! Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    That is wonderful. Congratulations, Penny-Arcade.

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Well done, PA.

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  • THAC0THAC0 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Can I play jenga? I have not played jenga for a while. Like ten years. I will lose. You could make it strip jenga...

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  • KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    i read this thread as Child's Play rapes 1,000,000 for charity

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  • BergyBergy Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    yeah dude

    strip-jenga

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  • mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    THAC0 wrote:
    Can I play jenga? I have not played jenga for a while. Like ten years. I will lose. You could make it strip jenga...

    drinking-strip jenga

    i mean do you want everyone to be naked and awkward or naked and uninhibited here

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  • Rogue LemonRogue Lemon AVATAR BOX TOO TIGHT, 50 YEARS DUNGEON!Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Well done PA.

    Alternatively, this:

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  • SlungsolowSlungsolow Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    go to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    I have heard that they recieved a jenga game or two for christmas.

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  • BergyBergy Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Is this where we even out the good deeds by stealing from hospitals?

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  • Ness445Ness445 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Bergy wrote:
    Is this where we even out the good deeds by stealing from hospitals?
    I've always wanted my own dying person.

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    mrpaku wrote:
    THAC0 wrote:
    Can I play jenga? I have not played jenga for a while. Like ten years. I will lose. You could make it strip jenga...

    drinking-strip jenga

    i mean do you want everyone to be naked and awkward or naked and uninhibited here

    During a session of Truth-or-Dare Jenga, I was asked the question, "What is your favorite game to play in the dark?"

    I said, "Name-that-Hole."

    You'd figure my boss would have fired me after that, but hey, it was New Year's.

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  • KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Ness445 wrote:
    Bergy wrote:
    Is this where we even out the good deeds by stealing from hospitals?
    I've always wanted my own dying person.

    ahaha oh god i love this post

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  • mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Ness445 wrote:
    Bergy wrote:
    Is this where we even out the good deeds by stealing from hospitals?
    I've always wanted my own dying person.

    trust me, they're a much bigger hassle than you think

    "i need meds...my joints hurt...i think you've been feeding me cat food...wherna wherna wherna"

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  • Ness445Ness445 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    mrpaku wrote:
    Ness445 wrote:
    Bergy wrote:
    Is this where we even out the good deeds by stealing from hospitals?
    I've always wanted my own dying person.

    trust me, they're a much bigger hassle than you think

    "i need meds...my joints hurt...i think you've been feeding me cat food...wherna wherna wherna"

    fuck that, duct tape over the mouth and/or other various holes.

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