The third annual Mario Marathon, detailed here last week, ended up generating $81,876 in total, all of which goes straight to the Child’s Play charity.
The participants played through nearly 800 levels across nine Mario games over four and a half days, ending late Tuesday night. Over 300,000 visitors watched the event online or interacted with it via social media.
The participants, from Lafayette, Indiana, as detailed by Tonic.com, were Brian "Shirt Guy" Brinegar, John "Couch Guy" Groth and Chris "Slouch Guy" Deckard.
The trio announced that this year’s event would be their last, saying that they have kids, wives and lives to attend to.
The fund raisers performed dances—as seen in the video—for every $1,000 threshold reached.
2009’s event raised more than $29,000.