A Gamer’s Valentine Raises $10,000 For Duke Children’s Hospital

image

A Gamer’s Valentine, an industry-focused auction hosted by TAP Interactive, has raised over $10,000 in donations for Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center in North Carolina.

Held on January 31 at Raleigh’s White Collar Crime, the Research Triangle area’s first ever bachelor and bachelorette auction featured employees of Red Storm Entertainment, Themis Group, Destineer Studios, Vicious Cycle, NWN Corporation and The Escapist magazine, and raised nearly $6,000 in financial donations and over 100 videogames and consoles valued at over $4,000. Dates for the winning bidders were donated by the Carolina Hurricanes, Big Boss Brewing Company, Goodnight’s Comedy Club, Adventure Landing, Scooterz Inc., Five Star Restaurant, Parizade, Vin Rouge, Dead Broke Farm, Duck & Dumpling, The Raleigh Times Bar, and The Pit. Nearly 150 people attended the event, including representatives from Epic Games, Icarus Studios and Emergent Game Technologies.

“We are thrilled at the amazing response from the local industry,” said Alex Macris, CEO of TAP Interactive parent Themis Group. “All of us here are overjoyed to have helped spearhead an event that has benefited such a great cause. With the rapid expansion of the local game development, we hope this is only the first of many events benefiting the Triangle.”

Recommended Videos

The Escapist is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article A New Astro Bot Game Will Reportedly Be Revealed Soon
Astro Bot is ready for a new adventure
Read Article EA Breaks Silence on Sims 4 Glitches That Can Make Game Borderline Unplayable
Image of two characters from the Sims 4 looking over a building plan
Read Article Wuthering Waves Players Have Already Found a Way to Get Unreleased Content
Yinlin takes a breather in Wuthering Waves
Related Content
Read Article A New Astro Bot Game Will Reportedly Be Revealed Soon
Astro Bot is ready for a new adventure
Read Article EA Breaks Silence on Sims 4 Glitches That Can Make Game Borderline Unplayable
Image of two characters from the Sims 4 looking over a building plan
Read Article Wuthering Waves Players Have Already Found a Way to Get Unreleased Content
Yinlin takes a breather in Wuthering Waves