Epic Podcast, a show that describes itself as “A Podcast For the WoW (World of Warcraft) Community” will be hosting its 2nd Annual Child’s Play Marathon on Saturday, May 17th, 2014. The marathon will begin at 11AM EST and continue for 24 hours. Epic Podcast will live stream gameplay of different games made by Blizzard Entertainment. The purpose of the marathon is to raise money for Child’s Play, a charity that provides games and toys to hospitals worldwide.
This is Epic Podcast’s second charity streaming event. In 2013, the Epic Podcast crew had hoped to raise $1,000.00 during their first charity marathon and they exceeded that goal. This year, they’ve moved the goal up to $2,500.00. Epic Podcast explains its plans for this year’s marathon broadcast as:
“We will be playing Diablo 3, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Starcraft II Arcade and have a couple of flex runs for both Alliance and Horde. Viewers are encouraged to join in on the fun during the marathon and there will be random giveaways including pets, mounts, Ask Mr Robot premium accounts, and more!”
“If you would like to sign up for the Alliance or Horde flex run, please go to the blog section of our website for links to the OpenRaid signups. Deadline for Flex Signups will be May 10th.”
If all of that gaming jargon has you confused, don’t fret. You need not be a gamer in order to take part in the marathon charity event. Everything will be presented live for viewing via Epic Podcast’s Twitch TV channel, embedded on their website.
It’s always great to see podcasters devoting their time, talents and energies to a good cause. Best of luck to Epic Podcast during their marathon live stream for charity!
More about Child’s Play:
“Since 2003, we’ve set up and organized Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 70 hospitals worldwide. Over the years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars.”
“Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, we set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids. By clicking on a hospital location on our map, you can view that hospital’s wish list and send a gift.”
“Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, we purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.”
Posted by Shawn Thorpe