Did the blog title make you a little emotional?! Just typing it got us feeling excited and nostalgic.
Today, we’re thrilled to share news of our 2023 plans with you.
Our annual fundraiser, Gamers for Giving, IS BACK IN ITS FULL FORM!
Next year’s event will have two components: an online fundraising stream AND the return of our BYOC LAN Party.
The online fundraising marathon will kick off on March 20th and last the entire week through March 26th. Gamers from across the internet are invited to create fundraising campaigns & stream in support of hospitalized families from wherever they prefer!
The final two days of fundraising will take place alongside our traditional LAN Party. The LAN dates are set for Saturday, March 25th & Sunday, March 26th. The LAN will once again be hosted from within the George Gervin GameAbove Center (formerly named the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center).
Pre-sale tickets will be available for members of The GRID on Wednesday, January 25th. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Friday, January 27th.
This means we’re getting the best of both worlds: Streamathon and LAN (StreamLANathon).
Still reeling from that news? Well, there’s more.
As we approach the 15th anniversary of Gamers for Giving, we felt grateful and inspired to acknowledge this accomplishment with a fresh new fit. So, have a look around! Welcome to the new Gamers for Giving website & branding!
In addition to our updated logo, we’ll also be upgrading some of the offerings at the LAN. For next year’s event, we plan to offer new ticket options, including access to Private Suites for groups of friends. We’ll release a blog post in the next few days with more details on the tickets, but for now, you can view them here.
The best part, though – all of this is FOR THE KIDS!
Each year, millions of children and their families receive medical care inside hospitals around the world. For many, the process can be scary and isolating. We’re on a mission to change their experience. With your help, Gamers Outreach programs are restoring a sense of joy and normalcy in people’s lives! We believe the world is better when kids can play, and gamers have the power to help.
We’ll be working towards a $1 million fundraising goal during next year’s event!
We’re incredibly thankful to everyone who has been a part of Gamers for Giving, from the creators and communities, to our partners, and everyone in-between who’s helped spread the word about GO – thank you. A huge part of what’s in store for next year’s event has been inspired by the unwavering dedication of our supporters.
Gamers for Giving is not only a huge part of our organization’s history but it’s about celebrating the gaming community. It’s been three years since our last LAN and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back!
Finally, we want to send a special shout out to creative powerhouse Capacity for collaborating on the new look of Gamers for Giving. We hope you love it as much as we do.
More to come!
*Presale tickets will be extended to all registered GRID members as of October 2022.