Mario Marathon Prepares for Third Fund Raiser

For the third year in a row, three gamers will tackle twenty-five years of Super Mario Brothers videogames to benefit the Child’s Play charity.

2009’s event resulted in over $29,000 being raised, as the sleep-deprived gamers played for ninety-six hours in front of over 150,000 online viewers.

This year’s event kicks off at 11:00 AM ET on June 25 on the Mario Marathon website. Nine total games will be played this year, thanks to the recent releases of Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Super Mario Bros.Wii.

Child’s Play’s Kristin Lindsay added, “We rely heavily on community run initiatives such as Mario Marathon. These fund raising events represent our greatest strength: the generosity and determinations of gamers.”

Donations have already surpassed the $2,500 threshold and can be submitted using Paypal.

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