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Child’s Play Invitational 2013

Spring is here, and that means the Third Annual Child’s Play Invitational approaches quickly! Tickets are now available for a day of friendly competition for the kids: get yours here.

Inglewood Golf Club

Course: Inglewood Golf Club
Date: Monday, May 20, 2013
Time: 11:45AM-1:00PM registration
Format: Shotgun start with a four-person scramble. Team with the lowest round score wins!

With your entry fee, you’ll receive:
+ Greens Fees Covered
+ Power Cart Rental
+ Boxed Lunch
+ Beverages
+ An Awards Mixer / Reception Afterward!
+ Longest Drive, Closest to Pin and Putting Contests
+ Free Gift Bags for all Participants/Donors.



If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities or if you have any questions, please email Jamie at

Announcing the Child’s Play Donation Widget

It’s no secret that the gaming community is the heart and soul of Child’s Play. The efforts of individuals and groups to raise funds and awareness for Child’s Play is incredible. Just take a look at our Events calendar and you’ll see what I mean: people from all walks of life, all different types of games and geekery, coming together to help out some kids when they need it most.

Which is why we created the Child’s Play Fundraising Widget. We want to make fundraising simple and secure- for both the donor and the event organizer. The widget looks like this:

Donations made through the Child’s Play widget come straight to Child’s Play, regardless of who sets it up. It can be created with or without a ‘Goal’ and can be an event (like a marathon or game stream) or in honor (celebrating a birthday or in memory of someone). Donors have the option of signing up for a Donor account or donating right away through Paypal. Donor accounts allow you to view your past donations and print tax receipts.

Creating a widget is easy. Event organizers can track how much money their event has raised as well as view basic donor information (only if the donor makes it available- donors can choose to be anonymous) for easy giveaways and raffles.

Like our events calendar, each widget is individually reviewed and approved. If you are donating through a Child’s Play Fundraising Widget you can be confident that donations are going directly to Child’s Play - they never pass through event organizers or any third party.

We ask that all digital fundraisers use the Child’s Play Donation Widget. This absolves event organizers of tax requirements, guarantees donors that their full donation will go directly to the cause, prevents doubling up on digital transaction fees, and more. We do understand that there are some cases in which the Child’s Play Donation Widget might not fit; if you plan to use a different fundraising tool, please contact Jamie prior to the event for permission. If you have any questions about your fundraiser and how it fits in to our policy, please email Jamie (

We’re extremely excited to release a new fundraising tool to make it easier and safer than ever to organize events and donate to Child’s Play. If you have more questions, there is a FAQ. If you have questions the FAQ doesn’t address, you’re welcome to email or for technical support,

2012 Child’s Play Fundraising Drive

Today marks the launch of the 2012 Child’s Play fundraising season; our 9th annual drive to send video games, toys, movies, and more to our worldwide network of children’s hospitals. Thanks to the amazing community fundraisers, corporate sponsors, attendees of our annual golf tournament and all of our Child’s Play supporters, we have already raised over $300,000 this year! Moving into the holiday season we are reminded of what an amazingly generous community we’re a part of, so sincerest thanks to everyone that has contributed to such a strong start.

Dinner Auction 2011

As the holidays draw near, so does our annual Dinner Auction, which will be held on December 6th at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA. Tickets for both individual and sponsored tables are available now. If you’re not familiar with the event, it’s a formal dinner and silent/live auction that features incredible game memorabilia, art, geeky crafts, world class replicas, and more. You can check out photos of last years’ event here.

If you’re interested in contributing, we’d love to hear from you- we’re currently accepting items for both our silent and live auctions. Email Jamie ( for more information on how to donate or any questions about contributions.