The AbleGamers Foundation | Raises $17,000 At PAX East
The AbleGamers Foundation are thrilled to announce the grand total for their Pachinko for Charity event at PAX East 2013 was $17,022.09! Fans of the charity came out in droves, waiting as much as 20 minutes to play while the lines were three or four rows deep, to support gamers with disabilities.
“Honestly I can’t even express how happy I am right now,” said Mark Barlet, President and Founder of the AbleGamers Foundation. “We were all touched by such a wonderful feeling seeing people come out in the numbers they did to support improving the quality of life for gamers with disabilities. And beyond that, IndieGala–who has been such a staunch supporter of our mission— donated more than $4000 to get the weekend started. They have gone out of their way to express the importance of supporting the disability community.”
“AbleGamers is humbled and grateful to all of our sponsors and fans who supported this event,” he continued. “We hope to put on more of these throughout the year and to make 2013 stand out as the year the game accessibility movement really took off!”
“We certainly can’t say enough about our industry friends and their support of disabled gamers,” said Steve Spohn, Editor-In-Chief and Community Outreach Chair for the AbleGamers Charity. “Paradox Interactive is an amazing partner. Without their annual support we may not have been able to attend the event at all, let alone imagine how successful it was. And ThinkGeek was outstanding, giving not only thousands of dollars in items for prizes, but personally coming to our booth and running some giveaways. We are very much looking forward to the future with such strong allies in the fight for gaming equality.”
For more information on Pachinko for Charity and upcoming AbleGamers events, please visitwww.Facebook.com/AbleGamers to see photos, event details, and more!