October is right around the corner and bringing pumpkins, fall foliage, and the spooky themes of Halloween right to our doorstep! Gamers Outreach is celebrating spookyszn with another “Spooktacular Streamathon” this year for the entire month and we are pleased to announce that EasternMediaGG has been invited to participate in this amazing event!
Gamers Outreach is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to bringing joy to hospitalized children through the power of video games. Working with over 220 hospitals, Gamers Outreach helps to bring normalcy, fun, socialization, relief, and adventure to kids who often struggle with feelings of isolation, fear, and uncertainty. Believing that video games are perfect tools to provide children activities alongside their care, Gamers Outreach partners with content creators of all sizes to help power these programs. As a for-purpose organization, every dollar raised helps bring portable GO Karts, mobile gaming kiosks, right to the hospitals providing a range of pixelated worlds for children to delve into during often otherwise scary times in their lives and their teams of volunteers travel to help distribute games, manage the devices, and even become player 2 for patients who need a teammate!
Since the COVID pandemic began, patients have been more confined than previously and requests for games are at an all time high. Gamers Outreach put on a spectacular Spooktacular Streamathon in 2020 and have decided to bring back the event for 2021! They’re hoping that in the month of October, the powers of gaming combined with charity can bring GO Karts to thousands of deserving children.
EMGG has worked with Gamers Outreach in the past. In 2020, we participated in the Gamers for Giving marathon and raised $11,203.69, shattering our original goal of $5,000 and even breaking through our stretch goal of $10,000! Our work combined with your generous donations helped bring not one… not two… but THREE of the GO Karts to children in hospitals and provided thousands of hours of games to these kids over the past year alone and will continue to deliver smiles and excitement to kids for many more hours.
EMGG is extremely excited to participate in the event this year and has put together a stacked line-up to support this great cause. We are doing a 24 hour livestream event featuring some of your favorite creators from the team! Starting off with a one hour kick-off by Zimm to get things rolling, we have ScottySlays, Biggtuna, WeazelGT, TheRealJJBTW, Sleepyriri, NateDoktor, FranZee, and Toxikheat all coming through the Twitch channel to help hit a goal of $2500. Starting at 11am ET on October 2, streamers will be holding down the channel in 3 hour shifts until finally finishing up at 12PM ET on October 3. The EMGG Twitch channel will be filled with different games, outlandish personalities, and fun incentives for this event and we hope to see you join us! Each streamer will come prepared with ways to influence their gameplay or what they do on stream in exchange for any money donated and it is an absolute blast to watch. From in-game events like making someone drop their favorite weapon at a clutch moment to real life challenges like eating the “World’s Spiciest Gummy Bear”, it’s never a dull moment during the charity streamathons.
Be sure to tune into the stream, starting at 11am on October 2nd, at twitch.tv/EasternMediaGG. If you’re interested in staying up to date with all things EMGG, especially the unfolding of this charity event, follow our social links below!Learn about Gamers Outreach: https://gamersoutreach.org/about/our-mission/
Join the campaign here: https://tiltify.com/+emgg-x-gamers-outreach-2021/emgg-x-gamers-outreach-spooktacular-stream-a-thon-2021
Donate to the cause here: https://donate.tiltify.com/+emgg-x-gamers-outreach-2021/emgg-x-gamers-outreach-spooktacular-stream-a-thon-2021