Mario Marathon Raises Over $81K

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, 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.

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    Father Time says:

    Kids wives and lives? Boulderdash. The LRR crew is still going with their charity and they play a game much more boring than Mario (not sure if any of them have kids though).

    In all seriousness congrats to all those in the charity. $81,000 is a pretty large amount.


    Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

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