With its 21st year underway, Bethesda Softworks and id Software have announced that they will be helping give back by hosting several charitable organizations in order to help give back to the communities around them. This year they have announced they will be teaming up with the American Red Cross, 1Up on Cancer, Dallas Pets Alive, and Extra Life.
“We’re honored to host these amazing charities at QuakeCon this year,” said Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing, Bethesda Softworks. “Giving back to the community is extremely important to us, and we’ve got a wonderful group of attendees that come to QuakeCon year after year to lend their support to great causes.”
With the largest BYOC LAN Party in North America under their belt, Bethesda Softworks and id Software will host the organizations at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas starting Thursday, August 4th through Sunday, August 7th, 2016. Lets take a look at how you can help, what these charities look at doing, and what they are about. We know we will be donating to help out the communities we love and know.
The American Red Cross will be collecting blood to provide lifesaving contributions to people in need during the critical summer months. Attendees who wish to donate blood can sign up with an American Red Cross representative onsite in the Topaz room from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6. Donors who take part in the Blood Drive will receive a limited edition Bethesda Softworks t-shirt to honor the donation, while supplies last.
**Donors must be at least 17 years old and meet American Red Cross requirements for donating blood, which can be found at http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements.
1Up On Cancer, a gaming community-based non-profit organization dedicated to direct financial assistance for adults in the United States undergoing cancer treatment, will be in booth #703 in the Exhibit Hall.
Dallas Pets Alive, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting and providing the resources, education, and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals, will be on hand with adoptable dogs and raffles of various prizes, including signed merchandise and a custom Vault-Tec™ Animal Friends Xbox® One. Attendees who adopt a pet or contribute a charitable donation will receive “Vault-Tec Animal Friends” Frisbee while supplies last. Visit Dallas Pets Alive in the Exhibit Hall (booth #701) throughout the event.
Extra Life, a peer-to-peer fundraising group that raises money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through the power of play, will be in attendance raising awareness at booth #702 in the Exhibit Hall. Players can visit http://www.extra-life.org/team/quakecon2016 to register an account and join the QuakeCon 2016 Team to join a group effort to raise $10,000 during the weekend.
As they continue to express appreciation with their ability to give back, Bethesda Softworks has announced they will be offering a QuakeCon Sale in partnership with Amazon.com in order to help benefit GameChanger. They have also announced they are also supporting a cure against paralysis by also helping battle cancer by teaming with with Conquer Paralysis Now, the leading authority on spinal cord injury research and treatment committed to finding a cure for paralysis. Beginning August 2 through August 8, all digital PC Bethesda titles and a number of others will be on sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting both organizations. For full details on the QuakeCon Sale and a complete list of the deals, be sure to visit Amazon.com/quakecon on August 2.
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