Valve Software co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell will be honored at Entertainment Software Association Foundation's 'Nite to Unite – For Kids' event on October 18. Newell is being honored for creating software used to develop problem solving skills in young students. The award ties to a 2011 partnership between Valve and the United States Department of Education to use a modified version of Portal in classrooms across the United States.
A Nite to Unite — for Kids is an annual dinner hosted by the ESA and supported by companies within the trade association to raise funds for the ESA Foundation. The ESA claims that the event has raised over $11 million to support a variety of charitable causes. NTU is held in October each year in San Francisco.
You can learn more about the ESA-sponsored event here.