The latest U-Pick Video Game Marathon for Charity is officially over! For 48 consecutive hours, the U-Pick Crew played a pile of video games for a good cause. We battled brutal skeletons in Dark Souls, struggled with mech controls in Steel Battalion, and slapped each other silly in GoldenEye 007.
After the dust settled (and the consoles were turned off), U-Pick Marathon IV raised over $5000 for charity:water. Thanks to these generous donations, 168 people in Uganda will have access to renewable clean water sources.
In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely contaminated. It is amazing that the efforts of U-Pick and its supporters (along with charity: water) can make such a positive impact on the world through the joy of video games.
If you missed the marathon, fear not! There is still time to donate to this worthwhile cause! The current charity:water campaign is still accepting donations until June 30th, 2015. Also, the entire 50+ hour video of U-Pick IV will be available to watch on Twitch for the next week. Check it out here!
Many woots to Grant, Stephonee, and the rest of the U-Pick Crew! Huge thanks to everyone who watched and donated! Please stay tuned to the U-Pick website, Twitter, and Facebook page for future livestreams and charity marathons. And remember, GAME FOR GOOD!