GameAbove Donates $150,000 to Gamers for Giving

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Large Streaming Gaming Tournament, March 28-29, Raises Funds to Provide Games for Young People in Hospitals

Normally an indoor event, this year's Gamers for Giving fundraiser will be done online because of Covid-19 concerns.

A tremendous difference in the lives of hospitalized children

GameAbove today announced it is making a $150,000 contribution to this year’s annual Gamers Outreach Gamers for Giving fundraiser, which provides gaming equipment, technology, and software to help kids cope with treatment inside hospitals.

The gift recognizes the positive impact that esports and gaming have had on life at Eastern Michigan University (EMU), as well as the power of interactive play to uplift the spirits of young hospital patients. GameAbove, a group of EMU alumni including Gamers Outreach founder Zach Wigal, has already committed $13.5 million toward a variety of initiatives that advance the capacity and well being of the University’s community.

“GameAbove is very excited to partner with Zach and Gamers Outreach,” said Keith J. Stone, GameAbove advisory board member. “We’re all about giving back and helping bring light to EMU, and the Gamers for Giving event has done that over the years. We wanted to be part of that.”

Gamers for Giving is a weekend-long competitive gaming tournament, LAN party, and stream-a-thon that helps raise money in support of Gamers Outreach programs. Ticket sales and donations help provide entertainment devices to hospitalized children. This year’s tournament will take place this weekend, March 28-29, and will be held online to comply with Covid-19 concerns. For more information about the tournament, including how to register and donate, visit gamersforgiving.org.

“These funds provide a major boost to this year’s fundraising objective,” said Wigal. “GameAbove is helping Gamers for Giving make a tremendous difference in the lives of hospitalized children.”

About GameAbove
At GameAbove, our primary focus is to help shape, inspire and support the current and future students of Eastern Michigan University by reaching new heights in learning through transformation and inspiration in the educational experience. Together, we will strive for that next level of success with a GameAbove all others. The GameAbove family of organizations will also help improve the higher education experience by exploring and supporting the use of innovative financial models to sustain universities, creative giving within the community, enhancing the campus environment, elevating athletics and promoting pioneering academic programs. http://www.gameabove.com

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