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Campus organizations to host Gaming for Charity event

By: MEAGAN KOWALIK
Staff Writer
mkowalik@umail.iu.edu

The Theta Phi Alpha Sorority, the Gamers Guild Club, and the Japanese Pop Culture Club are partnering to host an all-day gaming event benefiting the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. The event will be held on Saturday Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in The Grill. No ticket is needed to enter however donations are encouraged.

Tournaments for both Magic the Gathering and Super Smash Brothers will be held. There will be a $7 fee for students who choose to enter just one tournament and a $10 fee for students competing in both tournaments. Both admission fees include pizza and a soft drink. The first 18 students who sign up will receive a free deck of cards. Trophies will be awarded to the first and second place winners of each tournament.

Nachos, popcorn, pizza, snacks and soft drinks will be sold throughout the Gaming for Charity event.

“Every penny we raise goes to the Memorial Children’s Miracle Network,” said Erin Clark, the social chair of Theta Phi Alpha.

In addition to the tournaments, students can play any number of board games rented from the Schurz Library. Several different games will be available including Connect Four, Fact or Crap, LIFE and Clue. There will be many board games to participate in that will be offered to anyone who is interested in playing. In order to participate, a small donation is required.

“I’m excited to see students on campus come together for a charity event and to have fun and make new friends,” said Karrie Jean, Theta Phi Alpha Treasurer.

The highlight of the daylong event will be the silent auction. Individuals who attend the event will be able to bid on several high-valued items. They will be auctioning off a Nintendo 3DS XL, Xbox 360 games, PS2 games, computer games, Guitar Hero game bundle with guitar, and several Magic card packs.

“I’m excited to watch the tournaments. I’ve seen Magic tournaments and they get pretty intense, so it will be exciting to watch,” Clark said.

The Gamers Guild will be hosting an all-day live streaming of Minecraft. People can come, relax and watch the pros in the Gamers Guild show off their gaming skills.

“The thing I’m most excited for is the overall turnout. If this goes well we can hold this again and further benefit another charity,” said Robert Kinney, Gamers Guild public representative.

Students who want to participate in the tournaments are encouraged to email Erin Clark at Eclark1109@gmail.com.

Must be 18 years or older to attend event due to Mature Content shown while gaming.

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