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Child’s Play to host charity gaming marathon event

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~

Video game fans and those interested in helping children will have an opportunity to enjoy

both as Xavier’s chapter of Child’s Play will host a six-hour gaming marathon. Child’s Play is a national organization that provides gaming equipment to children spending long periods of time in the hospital. Xavier’s

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chapter of Child’s Play was fomed earlier this school year. As one of the group’s largest events, which will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight on April 26 in O’Connor Sports Center’s auxiliary gym, the marathon will charge a $5 entry fee, and all proceeds will benefit children in extended care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Teams who would like to compete in the additional, “League of Legends” tournament are required to pay an additional $10 entry fee per team. Attendees will be able to rent out video games for one of 16 gaming stations, where they can play on a number of different consoles, including Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Organizers hope the event will enable students to use their interests in video games to help others. “It allows people who enjoy games… to help out those in need,” Vice President Adam Manson said. According to Manson, the event will also feature a “Super Smash Bros.” tournament and a split-the-pot “League of Legends” tournament. Additionally, the event will include a number of raffles, with prizes such as tickets to Kings Island and Disney World, a Wii U gaming system, gift cards and a signed Cleveland Browns football.

Students who want to know more about the marathon or about Child’s Play should contact Manson at mansona@xavier.edu, President Megan Bowling at bowlingm7@xavier.edu or the organization at childsplay@xavier.edu.

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