This past Saturday, October 19th, local game store, Battleground Games and Hobbies in Abington, Mass., transformed it's "Theros Game Day" into a charity event. All proceeds from the event went to help support the "Child's Play" charity.
According to the owner, Derek Lloyd, early estimates of the money raised was $500. This was quite the achievement considering that event had to compete with another "Magic: The Gathering" tournament, the "TCG Player 5K" that was held in Rhode Island.
When asked how the event came to be, Lloyd replied that the idea came from store friend, Jason Mong.
"Really, it happened because of him."
Lloyd hopes to hold more events for "Child's Play" in the future as well as other charities.
About the 'Theros Game Day'
The "Theros Game Day" was a Standard constructed tournament that consisted of five rounds of Swiss with a cut to a top eight. The eventual winner, Carlos Fontes, walked away with a "From the Vault: Twenty" as well as a Theros Game Day Champion play mat.
In addition to the constructed tournament, eight lucky players were chosen at random to participate in a "Modern Masters" draft.
About 'Child's Play'
"Child's Play" is a charity founded by the creators of Penny Arcade. The goal of "Child's Play" is "to improve the lives of children around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game industry and the power of play."
According to the website, "Child's Play" helped raise over five million dollars in 2012.
If you'd like to donate to the "Child's Play" cause, then click on the link located on the front page of their website.
More information on Battleground Games
Battleground Games and Hobbies is located in both Abington, Mass. and Plainville, Mass. Players everywhere are invited to come play games ranging from all different genres. From board games such as "Settlers of Catan," to collectable card games like "Pokemon," and tabletop war gaming such as "Warhammer 40K."
For more information about Battleground Games such as directions, store hours, and more, then click here to be directed to their website.
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