AbleGamers to Host Mario Kart 8 Event for Disabled Gamers

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Quality of Life Coming to Fruition

AbleGamers and Play to Give Back will be taking the gaming experience to those who may not otherwise have an opportunity to participate. The two charities specialize in enhancing the quality of life to humanity by participating in the joy of gaming. Their most recent venture includes upcoming cart racer Mario Kart 8.

The initiative entails a handicap accessible van full of joy and wonder. The individuals organizing this event will drive across the country in pursuit of taking gaming to the people. May 30th, the official launch date of Mario Kart 8. will kick off the event.

Planners intend on making this a seven month long event ending in October. Wow! The official press release for the partnering charity is located below.

From a personal point of view, I think that this event is fantastic. Working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, I’d love it if somehow this event made it way toward my city.

AbleGamers Charity Partners with Play to Give Back to Announce Life-Changing Initiative

Beginning May 30th, the AbleGamers Charity Jump Starts New Initiative to Bring Video Gaming to the Disability Community

Harpers Ferry, WV – May 19, 2014– AbleGamers Charity and Play to Give Back proudly announces a partnership to launch Driving Home Accessibility. This incredible project answers one of AbleGamers most difficult questions: How does AbleGamers reach gamers with disabilities who can’t come to conferences, shows or expos to get the assistance they need to play video games no matter their disabilities?

Answer: AbleGamers constructs a first-of-its-kind, king-sized vehicle, filled to the brim with all of the assistive technology, electronics, devices, and video game systems it can hold, and takes that miracle-on-wheels to all of the children’s hospitals, veteran centers, and long-term assisted-living facilities across the country, bringing accessibility to those often left out.

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Once this dream vehicle becomes a reality, AbleGamers will drive near and far, consulting and assessing the needs of children, adults and veterans with disabilities. We’ll build and give away specialized assistive technology set-ups for each person, right on the spot.

Starting on May 30th, AbleGamers will jumpstart this $200,000 project by holding a 12-hour Mario Kart 8 marathon.

On September 12th, the Driving Home Accessibility streams will come together for a giant three-day event where teams of streamers will come together for the cause of accessibility.

The fun culminates on October 18th for AbleGamers 2nd annual AbleGamers Day event at AbleGamers headquarters outside of Washington, DC.

Each month from May until October will bring a new event, bigger and better than the one before it, featuring more and more support from industry leaders who have already signed on to support the project. And every dime raised over $200,000 will enable us to give away the assistive technology we bring to each city.

With your help, we are going to change the world.

Sign up and help us drive down the road to accessibility at www.ablegamers.com/drive.

Also, don’t forget to stop by our jumpstart event, May 30, 2014, at www.twitch.tv/AbleGamers.

About AbleGamers
ablegamers_2The AbleGamers Charity is a 501(c)(3) public charity that runs AbleGamers.com, which provides news and reviews on the accessibility of mainstream video game titles, as well as consultation on assistive technology. As an alternative to Serious Gaming, mainstream video games supply many disabled individuals and veterans with rehabilitation as well as social stimulation in situations where they may be otherwise shut out of society’s idea of normal everyday life.
About Play to Give Back

Play To Give Back™ is a veteran founded, owned and operated 501(c)3 charity whose mission focuses on veteran and children’s causes and events. Backed by a decade old gaming community of over 8,000 members world-wide, PTGB™ provides conceptual, tactical and material support to charities and non-profits whose missions directly impact the lives of veterans and those supporting children’s health issues across the nation. Our ability to engage both community and industry through awareness campaigns, targeted fundraising and focused calls to action has produced lasting and meaningful results and strengthened our guiding philosophy that the gaming industry and supporting communities can do far more than donate a few dollars here and there. Mobilizing for amazing causes and generating concrete results is what “Reach Beyond Gaming” truly means. For more information on how you can help sponsor an event or begin a campaign of your own for a cause that matters, please contact us at www.ptgb.org.

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