Quakecon 2016 is upon us and Id Software and Bethesda have confirmed that they will once again host local and national charities at this year’s event. Id Software and Bethesda will partner with the likes of American Red Cross, 1Up on Cancer, Dallas Pets Alive, and Extra Life in an effort to serve the communities that have been so good to them over the years.
“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.”
Quakecon 2016 will be held in Dallas, Texas starting Aug. 4th through Aug. 7th and TiCGN will be in attendance to bring you the latest so be on the look out for that. In the meantime, check out all of the details for each charity that will be in attendance along with what attendees could win for supporting.
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.
To further express appreciation, Bethesda Softworks will be offering a QuakeCon Sale in partnership with Amazon.com benefiting GameChanger, a nonprofit dedicated to helping children and families battling cancer and 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.
If you are going to be in the Dallas, Texas area on Aug.4th through Aug. 7th and would like to attend Quakecon 2016 you can register here.
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