JDRF Game2Give Hosts Weeklong Twitch Marathon for Diabetes Research

Posted by | November 13, 2019 | News, Video | No Comments

Playing games is fun. Watching streamers play games is fun. Watching streamers play games while raising money for a good cause is fantastic.

JDRF, a nonprofit scientific research organization for Type-1 Diabetes, is hosting three major fundraisers this fall with Humble Bundle, X Rocker, and Twitch, called Game2Give. The Twitch event is taking place this week in a week-long charity event starring big-name Twitch streamers, many of who have first-hand or second-hand experience with Type-1 Diabetes.

The full twitch streaming schedule can be found here. Note that although all the streams should be family-friendly, some of the streamed games, such as Call of Duty, are rated M for Mature.

Here are some neat highlights:

  • The Type None Grand Prix is a 6-day Mario Kart tournament with prizes including Pokémon Sword/Shield games, eShop gift cards, and Nintendo Switch consoles. https://www.typenonegrandprix.com/online-tournaments
  • Wavy will give away Red Dead Redemption swag donated by Rockstar Games, including a RDR2 Collector’s Box, Pendleton blankets, domino sets, Barking Irons bags, and more. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5:30-11:30pm PST: http://www.twitch.tv/wavy
  • IHasCupquake will give away a rare Grand Theft Auto V Epsilon candle, as well as GTAV games and Xbox controllers. Wednesday from 5-7pm PST: http://www.twitch.tv/ihascupquake
  • AverageSiege will do a 24-hour Pokémon Sword/Shield launch marathon with a Nintendo Switch console and a copy of Pokémon Sword as giveaways. Starts Friday at 7pm PST: https://www.twitch.tv/averagesiege
  • NASCAR driver Anthony Alfredo will stream iRacing and NASCAR Heat 4 on Wednesday, Sunday, and Monday starting at 3pm PST: http://www.twitch.tv/fast_pasta
  • Indie singer/songwriter Resurrection Fern will raffle off a Nintendo Switch. Tuesday 4:30-7:30pm PST and Sunday 12-3:30pm PST: http://www.twitch.tv/resurrectionfern
  • DeRock1701 will give away Sid Meier’s Civilization commemorative coins and art books donated by 2K Games. Wednesday, Friday, and Monday from 7-11 PST: https://www.twitch.tv/derock1701

Donations to JDRF can be made here. The Twitch charity event runs through Monday, November 18.

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Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.