The Child’s Play Charity Auction and Dinner is happening on December 8th 2011 in Seattle, and Fire Hose has a pretty sweet set of items for the auction block.
Before we tell you about that though, how about a bit on Child’s Play?
Child’s Play was started in 2003 by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins (you may know them better as Gabe and Tycho of Penny Arcade fame) in response to the media’s negative portrayl of video gaming culture and of gamers themselves. The two called the gaming community to arms and asked them to donate to the Seattle Children’s hospital during the holiday season.
In that first year the charity raised over $250,000 worth of toys, games, and other gifts; the charity has raised nearly 10 million dollars to date.
The goal of Child’s Play is to positively impact the life of a child through the power of play. Tonight you can bid on items donated by people throughout the gaming community the proceeds of which will go to Child’s Play.
This year we have donated the opportunity to immortalize yourself in our game, Go Home Dinosaurs! The winning bidder will get to see his or her name as a dinosaur, on a store sign, on a badass weapon, or something so cool that we have not thought of it yet.
The winning bidder will also be given a one of a kind drawing from Jacques Pena as well as a copy of the game.
Not going to the auction? No worries! You can still donate to this great cause by following this link.
People attending the auction tonight will have a chance to bid on this ridiculously awesome piece of art penned by Jacques Pena!