Watch live video from ebgamesaus on www.justin.tv EB Games has been partnered with the Starlight Foundation since 2008. Last year it managed to raise $500,000 for Starlight which focuses its efforts on trying to help out seriously ill and hospitalised children. This year? EB is hoping to push things to an incredible $550,000, and part of that effort involves a 25 hour Gameathon at EB's flagship Swanston St store in Melbourne -- they've got four hours left to go and you can watch the final push live!
If you'd like to donate to EB's push there are a number of ways you can do it. You can head directly to the Starlight section of EB's website, or you can purchase donation packs on the regular site. It's worth noting that EB itself has committed to donating an incredible $100,000 of its own revenue to the Starlight Foundation. It's pretty hard to get a hard number on how much has been raised so far, but it looks as if the guys are approaching $250,000 raised.
The event is part of Starlight Day which is... today! Head here for more information on precisely what Starlight does. I've always felt like it's easy to be cynical about these drives and the motivation behind them, and some measure of cynicism is healthy I suppose, but this is a big effort and a lot of money is being raised. This money helps families across Australia and that's important. It's a good thing.
Good luck to everyone involved!