Charity and Philanthropy are two things I’m really interested in, so I was excited to see several articles recently about video game companies and video game events that are giving back to the community.
First, Sony recently held a charity auction for their limited edition 20th anniversary Playstation 4 game console. There are only 12,300 of them, but number 00001 was not sold. Instead, it was held by Sony and then auctioned off, with all proceeds going to the charity Save the Children of Japan. If you can believe it, this particular console wound up being auctioned for $128,538. That’s definitely quite a lot to spend on a video game system, but it’s great that the money went to a good cause.
There is also an upcoming charity even called Gaming to Give, which will be taking place during Superbowl week in Scottsdale, AZ. The event will feature numerous notable people, both from within and outside of the sports world, playing a Super Smash Bros. tournament to win money that will be given to the charity of their choice.
Events like Gaming to Give and the Sony Playstation 4 auction really seem like a win win. People get to give to a good cause, and they get to participate in a fun event while doing it.