AbleGamers Foundation announced that its Pachinko for Charity event at PAX East 2013 in Boston over the weekend raised $17,022.09! The group dedicated to evangelizing the need for accessibility in video games for all gamers says that supporters came out in droves, waiting as long as 20 minutes to play even while the lines were three or four rows deep.
"Honestly I can’t even express how happy I am right now," said Mark Barlet, President and Founder of the AbleGamers Foundation. "We were all touched by such a wonderful feeling seeing people come out in the numbers they did to support improving the quality of life for gamers with disabilities. And beyond that, IndieGala--who has been such a staunch supporter of our mission— donated more than $4000 to get the weekend started. They have gone out of their way to express the importance of supporting the disability community."
"AbleGamers is humbled and grateful to all of our sponsors and fans who supported this event," he continued. "We hope to put on more of these throughout the year and to make 2013 stand out as the year the game accessibility movement really took off!"
For more information on Pachinko for Charity check out the group's Facebook page. You can also find photos, event details, and more there.