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Dinner Date & Auction Item Donations

The leaves are turning and the holidays approach, which means that the Child’s Play dinner auction also approaches! We have a lot of amazing stuff going on this holiday season, but before we get to all of that we wanted to make a few quick announcements.

First and foremost, this year’s Child’s Play Dinner Auction will be held on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA. That’s the second Thursday of December this year, so make sure to mark it on your calendars! Tickets will be available in the next two weeks.

We are also accepting donations for auction items to be featured in both our silent and live auction. The Child’s Play Dinner is an annual one-evening museum of geekiness and we welcome your donations of game collectibles, nerdy art, and even non-geeky delights. If you would like to donate an item, fill out this simple form: The item form is due by November 30th. Items can be mailed to:

Child’s Play
C/O Dinner Auction
8040 161st Ave NE PMB #418
Redmond, WA 98052

If you have any questions about auction item submission, please feel free to contact Erick Blandin: If you have other questions about the auction, contact Jamie Dillion:

Stay tuned for more updates soon!

Gifts for Domestic Violence Shelters

Our newest program is our domestic violence shelter program, benefiting over 100 facilities nationwide including advocacy centers, long term and short term shelters. A lot of the work that we do with the shelters is kept anonymous, but we wanted to share this fun care package with you that is being sent to the shelters to benefit the kids and families there. This is in addition to the cart and games - just a special above-and-beyond gift. Thanks to generous donors, we’re able to provide every shelter with this awesome haul of board games and toys to brighten the lives of children who are otherwise going through a difficult and challenging time.

Games for shelters

They will receive:
Ticket to Ride
Dragon Whisperer
Castelan Red
Castelan Blue
Cthulhu Dice
Trophy Buck
Plush toys

It’s all possible thanks to you, our donors and community, who make such an incredible impact in the lives of kids in domestic violence shelters and hospitals through supporting Child’s Play. Gamers give back and make a difference - donate today!

As a reminder, our golf tournament is two weeks away and there are still tickets available for golfers, mini-golfers, and spectators! Join us at beautiful Willows Run to enjoy a day on the links for the kids on July 17th, 2015.

Tickets Available for Child’s Play Invitational 2015!

Tickets to the 5th Annual Child’s Play Invitational are now available! Whether you’re planning to hit the course solo or as part of a group, rest assured it’s going to be an awesome day of fun in the sun benefiting kids in the Child’s Play network.

Date: Friday, July 17th 2015
Time: Golf Registration 9:00AM - 10:00AM, Mini-Golf Registration 12:30PM-1:15PM, Mixer 4:00PM, Spectating All Day
Location: Willows Run Golf Course, 10402 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA 98052


Our now time-honored tradition of argyle socks, impressive (or not-so-impressive) shots, and raising money for the kids is going to be held at the beautiful Willows Run golf course on Friday July 17th, 2015. Your day includes a awesome shotgun-style golfing, boxed lunch, and participation in our post-game BBQ and mixer with the mini-golfers and spectators. If you’re visiting from afar, we have club rentals available too! We’d love to have you out. Get your tickets for golf here.

If you’re an experienced golfer or more attuned to the “windmills and water obstacles” speed, we’ve got you covered. We’re also holding a mini-golf tournament the same day! Everyone will wrap up together and enjoy a post-game mixer and BBQ to brag about the most (or least) impressive shots of the day. Get your mini-golf tickets here.

Prefer to lounge in the shade and politely clap (or chuckle) as the golfers do their thing? Sounds like spectator seating is right up your alley, and never fear - we have you covered. A lovely section of the 18th hole is tucked away with seating, a bar, shade, and a perfect view of the day’s activities. Wrap up the day with both the golfers and mini-golfers at the post-game mixer and BBQ. Get your spectator seating here!

If your company would like to be represented at the Child’s Play invitational, or if you have any general questions about the event, please feel free to contact event coordinator Jamie Dillion ( We’ll see you on the course!