2nd Edition of the Zelda Marathon
After the successful first edition of the Zelda Marathon in December last year, where, within 121 hours, a small 6,000 euro was raised for the Dutch Heart Foundation, the 7 gamers go at it again in this year’s 24-hour gaming Marathon for the Dutch Hart Foundation.
As the name already suggests, the “fabulous 7″ will play 24 hours non-stop several Zelda games. From October 24, 2012 you can watch them live and you will get a chance to win super cool prizes. This charity is sponsored by the big and little boys from the Game Industry.
Some examples are: Sony Playstation, Namco Bandai, Nintendo, Konami, EA Games, THQ and many others!
Below you can read the official press release to give you an idea of how this marathon will be conducted and why you should follow them closely.
Zelda marathon Fundraiser for the Dutch Hart Foundation returns!
Purmerend, Tuesday, June 26, 2012 – In December 2011 the Zelda Marathon Team raised 5962.68 Euros in 121 hours for the Dutch Heart Foundation. After the success of the first initiative, the crew of Zelda Marathon NL is back for a second edition. The seven players will be starting their marathon on October 24, 2012 to once again raise as much money as possible for the Dutch Heart Foundation, This year’s motto is: “Play games with your heart.”
What is the Zelda Marathon:
The Zelda Marathon is intended as a Charity Fundraiser. A camera placed in the living room registers the seven gamers while playing 24 hours non-stop during the entire event. The livestream where all this will be shown will be viewable on http://www.zeldamarathon.nl (this stream will also be featured on other sites across the world wide web).
During this marathon, the seven gamers will call on their followers and viewers to donate money for the Dutch Heart Foundation.
They will accurately keep track of who donated how much and how much has already been retrieved in total.
The gamers will try, through interaction with the community, to raise as much money as possible for this great Charity.
Using live chat and social media channels, the viewers and participants will be able to win various prizes donated by a wide range of sponsors.
Why a 2nd edition
The demand for, and popularity of, this marathon is still very vibrant among the gaming community, but the 7 gamers do it simply because they can and because they care.
The crew has made the time to realize a second edition and once again plan to raise a fantastic amount of money for this great charity.
Why the Heart Foundation and Zelda
Because of a personal experience one of the gamers with heart problems, the team has chosen to do this for the Dutch Heart Foundation.
They feel it is important that this Charity gets the best publicity possible to bring the various Hart conditions to the attention of the (young) viewers.
The Zelda series has been a logical choice for gamers, as the case in this game is that you need to collect “heart containers” .
Hearts mean life in the zelda games.
Zelda is also a very popular series with a very large group of gamers, what makes it fun to watch and especially to play!
Friends of Zelda Marathon
The event last year showed what gamers are able to achieve if they set their mind and effort to it.
However, this would never have succeeded without the help of their community and partners.
For this event to be successful again, the team will be making efforts to involve the community even more than last year’s event and hopefully expand considerably. Also, the team plans to attract more collaborations with various gaming sites and partners to reach the viewers as much as possiblen and to offer them unique content.
During the marathon, you can follow the gamers by live streams on the website www.zeldamarathon.nl . On this website people from all over the world can make donations to support this unique project.
You can stay informed of this initiative at www.twitter.com/ZeldaMarathonNL and http://www.facebook.com/ZeldaMarathonNL .