Spooktacular Streamathon

General News | September 24, 2020

*opens door*
*bats emerge*

Goooooood evening, Gamers Outreach supporters… muahahaha!

Ok, that was a little awkward. Sorry.

October is nearly here, and our team is embracing the Halloween spirit! We’re delighted to share news of a Halloween event we’re launching – the Spooktacular Streamathon!

Throughout the 31 days of October, a variety of streamers, organizations, and brands will host broadcasts in support of bringing joy to kids in hospitals. This is one of our first month-long events, and we’re thrilled to celebrate the spooky season with those streaming, their communities, and you!

Isolation in hospitals has been a challenge since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. With more patients being confined to their rooms, requests for games are the highest we’ve seen since our founding.

Funds raised during this event will support Project GO Kart – our program that provides recreation to hospitalized children via mobile gaming kiosks. With this event, we’re hoping to raise at least $50,000, which can help us build a fleet of GO Karts, and enable as many as  42,000 play sessions for kids in hospitals each year.

An incredible roster of talent and brands are involved, and we’d like to extend our deepest gratitude. We’re so excited for October to kick off, and hope you’ll consider watching or supporting their campaigns!

Looking to help? Here are some of the ways you can support this year’s spoooooky goal…

  • Donate: Donations can be made in any amount on the Spooktacular Streamathon Tiltify fundraising page, located here!
  • Fundraise: Are you a streamer interested in rallying your community? Start a Spooktacular broadcast of your own!
  • Watch: Each day will feature a new channel, so be sure to keep up with us on Twitter as we highlight broadcasters going live!
  • Spread the word: Help spread the word on social media when broadcasters go live! Retweets, comments, and shares are all appreciated and make a difference!

Every bit of support helps bring us closer to providing kids with access to play. We hope you’ll get your costume ready and join us this October!

Now… what do we do about all these bats?