PROFESSIONAL VIDEOGAME PLAYER RAISES $1 MILLION – AND COUNTING – FOR HUNGER RELIEF CHARITY
Immediate Release: July 2, 2012
Hamburg (Germany) - Professional Online Gamer “Athene” raised over $1 million ($1,010,684 so far) in charitable contributions for ShareCraft 2012 Save the Children Challenge, a crowdfunding campaign seeking donations to help those affected by the hunger epidemic in the Horn of Africa due to the worst hunger crisis in 60 years. Athene is utilizing the internet and the universal power of gaming to make an impact for this worthy cause. With 2 days still remaining in the planned fund drive, the gamer and his sponsor, Razer—the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware—are optimistic for significantly higher results for the ShareCraft-enabled philanthropy.
Through his passion and commitment, Athene has inspired his fans, followers and the gaming community at-large to surpass his goal of raising $1 million, with 90% of those donations going directly to those fighting to survive the worst hunger crisis in the past 60 years. DC Entertainment pledged to match 100% of the donations up to $1 million, which accounts for approximately half of the running total.
The considerable dollar amount garnered through Athene and Razer’s collaborative effort underscores the relevance of online gaming as a global phenomenon and demonstrates the collective power of gamers as catalysts of positive social change.
Athene would love to be a guest on your show to talk about this powerful movement and how he’s truly making a significant impact on a horrific epidemic. His bio and some sample video footage of him can be accessed below. (*Please note that while Athene has a very vibrant personality, he is a professional and his focus is to spread the word about this cause and how to make a difference.) Please let me know if you are interested. Many thanks!
Videos for more background information about the project
Announcement of hitting the 1$ million mark: youtu.be/N1W7oJZerJU
Athene is talking about the charity project: youtu.be/sXBDvYrrYAM
Athene is talking about his hunger strike for this charity: youtu.be/z_RPV1Btuoo
Athene is rewarding a fan with a Razer gear over Skype: youtu.be/u1mJoQ-b8Tg
CEO of Save The Children: youtu.be/nnIovseimdI
About the Razer Group:
Razer™ is the world leader in high performance gaming hardware. Founded in 1998, with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices in nine cities around the globe. Used by the most demanding professional gamers who compete in global tournaments, Razer provides gamers with the unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers.™
Learn more at eu.razerzone.com/