Mario Marathon 5 Has Raised $75,000 for Child’s Play So far
A group of gamers in LaFayette, Indiana, have gathered together to hold a Super Mario marathon in order to raise money for the Child’s Play charity. After playing for a little over three days straight, the marathoners have managed to pull in donations over $75,000, and the number keeps climbing. And every time they hit a certain fund-raising goal, they play through specific levels in one of Mario’s many games on the Nintendo Wii.
In fact, the group has been holding Mario Game Marathons every year starting in 2008. Each year their total has climbed, and the combined total of the Mario-themed fundraisers has donated $154,346 to Child’s Play—not counting the $2,477 they raised in 2008 in a Zelda-themed marathon.
It’s pretty cool to see gamers making a difference—and you can donate and watch the action as it unfolds over at MarioMarathon.com.