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Yearly Child’s Play Charity Off to a Good Start

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2006 @ 5:08 a.m. PST

More than $495,000 worth of toys, games and books on the wish lists of more than 35 participating children’s hospitals have already been purchased as part of the gamer supported charity, Child’s Play

Next week, the Child’s Play charity auction dinner is expected to enable the purchase of more entertaining goodies for sick children as attendees bid on rare and hard to get items including a new Nintendo Wii game system autographed by the company’s infamous President and COO, Reginald “Reggie” Fils-Aime, a speaking line in the Halo 3 videogame under development by Bungie Entertainment, a Sony PlayStation 3 and an appearance in a Penny Arcade comic strip.

Additional items expected to be part of the sold out December 13th auction taking place in Bellevue, Washington include:

  • Original Penny Arcade Artwork
  • Tickets to the Halo 3 launch party
  • A Microsoft Xbox 360 game system
  • A Microsoft Zune ultra pack
  • Alien Hominid skateboards
  • ATI Radeon X1900XTX video cards
  • Pirates of the Burning Sea Treasure Packs
  • Signed Guildwars Nightfall Collector Editions
  • Seattle Seahawks Club Level Tickets
  • A WidowPC Sting 517D Laptop
  • A Dell XPS 700 Desktop computer system
  • A Dell XPS 1710 Notebook computer system
  • A trip to Iceland for 2 and a tour of CCP Games
  • An appearance in the Penny Arcade Adventures videogame

“A huge thank you to all of you who are helping improve the lives of kids this holiday season,” said Penny Arcade’s Robert Khoo. “The generous support of the game community has allowed Child’s Play to grow each year, reaching more children in more cities around the world.” In recent weeks Child’s Play has welcomed a number of new participating hospitals, including Children's Hospital of New Orleans, Methodist Children's Hospital of South Texas, Tulane Hospital for Children, Carilion Hospital for Children, Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital, BC Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Children's Hospital of Boston and Children's Hospital of Michigan as well as Mater Health and Sydney Randwick Children's Hospital in Australia.

Even though the auction dinner is sold out, there’s still time to fulfill the wishes of your hospital of choice by visiting www.childsplaycharity.org.

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