The AbleGamers Charity announced that it raised $33,635.07 for Gamers with Disabilities at PAX East 2014 - the largest fundraising total to date, according to the charity. Pachinko for charity players, donors and corporate matching funds helped the charity hit that number during PAX East in Boston.
The number also represents more than double last year’s total. Industry partners such as Paradox Interactive and Alex Rigopulos, CEO of Harmonix, generously offered matching funds for the first $12,500. Corporate sponsors like EA, Deep Silver, Uber Ent., Behemoth, and over two dozen others, gave prizes totaling $42,000.
"PAX East never ceases to amaze us with its generosity and community spirit," said Mark Barlet, Founder and Executive Director of the AbleGamers charity. "Every year we start out thinking there’s no way we could top what we achieved the year before, and every year we do better than we could’ve imagined. We really owe such a debt of gratitude to our corporate sponsors for their life-changing donations, and even more so to the extremely giving crowd at PAX East. We’re nothing without you."
You can learn more about the good work that AbleGamers does by visiting www.ablegamers.com.