On Monday, June 24th at 6PM CST, TheSpeedGamers, a group of gamers from Arlington, Texas, will begin their annual week-long gaming marathon for charity. The group has raised nearly $400k for various charities and causes since it was formed in 2008 including Japan Relief, Gulf Restoration, Susan G. Komen, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. These charities directly help support those in need and help fund research towards various debilitating diseases.
In this marathon, TheSpeedGamers will be raising money for Autism Care and Treatment Today! (ACT Today!), a charity who helps to spread awareness, treatment, and support to families to help their children with autism. 100% of donations will go directly to ACT Today. Most major payment types are accepted and can be sent via TheSpeedGamers’ homepage.
For this marathon, TheSpeedGamers’ will be covering one of Square Enix’s biggest franchises: Final Fantasy. This marathon is a seven-day marathon event that will be broadcasted on their homepage and on Twitch.tv. The group encourages donations through great gameplay, commentary, contests, and prize incentives. TheSpeedGamers have featured well-known Let’s Players ChuggaaConroy and ProtonJon in previous marathons. During the event, viewers can chat directly with the team via IRC chat, or on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.
Watch the event live on the web at http://www.thespeedgamers.com beginning June 24th at 6 PM CST.
Schedule (All times are CST)
Monday June 24th
6pm – 6am – Final Fantasy VIII by Poxnor
Tuesday June 25th
6am – 5pm – Final Fantasy I by Caden
5pm – 9:15pm – Final Fantasy Legend Trilogy by Poxnor
9:15pm – 9:15am – Final Fantasy II by JD
Wednesday June 26th
9:15am – 6pm – Final Fantasy III Part 1 by cosmoid
6pm – 1am – Final Fantasy XIII-2 by Rob
Thursday June 27th
1am – 6am – Final Fantasy III Part 2 by cosmoid
6am – 10am – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles by Ana, Squint, and Toast
10am – 4pm – Final Fantasy XII Part 1 by Giraffes
4pm – 12:00am – Final Fantasy VI by Essentia
Friday June 28th
12am – Noon – Final Fantasy IX by JaggerG
Noon – 12am – Final Fantasy X by CrystalBeauty
Saturday June 29th
Midnight – 11am – Final Fantasy IV by Blaumagier
11am – 7pm – Final Fantasy XIII by Baltes
7pm – 2am – Final Fantasy V by Phil
Sunday June 30th
2am – 11am – Final Fantasy XII Part 2 by Giraffes
11am – 9pm – Final Fantasy VII by Dustin
9pm – 4am – Final Fantasy X-2 by Mayday
Monday July 1st
4am – 12am – Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII by Ruju
12am – 8pm – Final Fantasy VII by Wazuki