The AbleGamers charity is launching its first ever fundraising event later this year. Called “Ability” the event is similar to Extra Life. Participants solicit donations from others and then spend the day doing some type of gaming activity.

“We’re happy to finally take the lid off of Ability and share this new fundraising event with the gaming community,” said Steven Spohn, Chief Operations Officer of AbleGamers. “The cost of custom accessibility controllers for the disabled often exceed $400. Ability will be a day of widespread support, recruiting gamers on and off-line to help make the dream of playing video games a reality for those with disabilities.”

The AbleGamers charity works with technology companies to try develop specialized controllers and other equipment to help disabled gamers play games. The charity recently launched a program called Expansion Packs, which sees the installation of gaming consoles and other specialized gaming equipment in long-term care facilities.

Ability doesn’t have any specified guidelines. You just have to sign up, get people to donate and do something on October 8. Since it doesn’t have to last for the entire day, you can save some money on coffee and other caffeine laden beverages. Save those for Extra Life.

If you’re interested in registering for the event, you can do so on the official website.

Nicole Tanner

Nicole Tanner

Nicole has been playing games her entire life. Now that she's a mom, she's passionate about promoting games as a healthy pastime to other parents around the globe. She has been an editor at IGN, where she launched and hosted the Girlfight podcast. In her spare time (which is not very much, honestly) she enjoys gaming, reading, and writing fiction. Most of the time she’s a mom to a crazy, intelligent, and exhausting little girl.