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10th Annual Child’s Play Charity Fundraising Drive

Nearly 10 years ago, gamers from around the world united to help kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital have a brighter holiday. Today, over 90 facilities worldwide benefit from the support of Child’s Play, and that number only grows. Every addition to our network and every gift that ends up in a hospitalized child’s hands is thanks to you, our incredible supporters. We couldn’t be more proud to kick off the 10th year of the Child’s Play holiday drive, and we’re thrilled to announce that the community has already raised $970,000 for sick kids. It’s an inspiring way to start the season, and we’re deeply grateful for the many game marathons, bake sales, Humble Bundle purchases, and more that make up that incredible starting point.

Our facility wishlists are freshly filled and ready to send gifts of video games, toys, books, movies, and more directly to hospitals in our network. Check out our map to find a facility near you. If you don’t see a hospital nearby and have a suggestion of a local nonprofit pediatric facility, send it over to Kristin ([email protected]).

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We’ve also announced our Annual Dinner and Auction to be held at the Meydenbauer Center on December 5th, 2013. In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, this year we will be hosting a post-dinner cocktail hour, featuring live music by the Doubleclicks. We are also welcoming our friends Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub as hosts and auctioneers for the evening. Every year the industry and community amazes us with their creative, unique, geeky donations, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for the auction this year. Get your individual tickets here, or your corporate sponsored tables here. If you would like to donate an item or have any questions about the auction, email Jamie ([email protected]).

2013 Child’s Play Dinner & Auction

We’re pleased to invite you to the 2013 Child’s Play Dinner and Auction, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of gamers giving back. That’s right- in November of 2003, gamers from around the world united to make the holidays brighter for kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Ten years and nearly 90 hospitals later, Child’s Play has raised over $17 million for sick kids. Join us for a delightful evening of geeky curiosities, bidding wars, delicious dinner and some extra-special 10th Anniversary celebrations.

In addition to the dinner, silent and live auctions, this year we will be hosting a post-dinner cocktail hour, featuring live music by the Doubleclicks. We are also welcoming our friends Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub as hosts and auctioneers for the evening.

Individual tickets are available here. Table sponsorships (ten seats) are available here.

We’re also welcoming items for both the live and silent auction! If you have something you’d like to donate, email Jamie - [email protected]. We’d love to have your support!

Venue: The Meydenbauer Center, First Floor Ballroom (11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004)
Date/Time: Silent Auction begins at 6:30 PM, Live Auction and Dinner begin at 7:30 PM December 5th, 2013 (THURSDAY), ending at 1AM
Attire: Formal/Semi-Formal, no jeans please. Tuxedos and gowns encouraged, especially for our 10th Anniversary Celebration! Show off a little extra this year for your friends and peers.

Will-call only, no tickets will be mailed. Please bring your confirmation email and photo ID to the Program Pick-Up/Registration on site.

Dinner Menu Choices:
Coffee & ancho chili rubbed chicken, mashed sweet potato, roasted chicken jus, rainbow carrots
Herb garlic marinated grilled hanger steak, sherry bacon jus, hashed root vegetables
Butternut Squash Ravioli With chanterelle mushrooms, apple & brown butter sage sauce

There will be appetizers served during the silent auction, and dessert included with dinner service.
Tax Information: $75 of your ticket price is tax-deductible (ticket price less the actual cost of dinner). Auction bids over the retail value of a donated item are tax deductible (consult your tax advisor). Child’s Play Tax ID #: 20-3584556 [Mailing Address: 8040 161st Ave NE PMB #418 Redmond, WA 98052]. There are no refunds for this event, but tickets are transferable.

For additional questions, specific seating requests, or have ultra-specific dietary restrictions, please feel free to contact organizer Jamie Dillion at [email protected]

All proceeds go to the partner hospitals & facilities in the Child’s Play network. For a list of partners, and donation links if you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, please visit Child’s Play at www.childsplaycharity.org.

Child’s Play has a new address!

The Child’s Play offices moved this summer and as a result we have a new address for all of our mail. Please send any snail mail to:

Child’s Play
8040 161st Ave NE
PMB #418
Redmond, WA 98052

Thank you so much for your support!