While we all miss meeting in person, Game-U’s Virtual Minecraft Nights are the next best thing – until last month, when Game-U student Adin Shields made it even better with a Virtual Minecraft Charity Night!
With social distancing and school closings, everyone’s feeling a little isolated. For the Columbus-based Bridgeway Academy (which, like Game-U, works with children on the spectrum and those with disabilities) and their students, it’s been especially trying. Bridgeway’s students need computers, educational supplies, and more – or maybe even just a friend to connect with through gaming. Adin, never one to shy away from a challenge, set out to help! He joined forces with Game-U to start a Charity Gaming Tournament, raising money and awareness for the Bridgeway Academy students and others in the same predicament.
Together, Adin, Game-U, and Bridgeway went all out on this one! The Virtual Minecraft Charity Night was a spectacular event, boasting a multitude of gamers, over 100+ views on YouTube, and 8 hours of LIVE streaming – and all resulting in over $1k of donations raised!
Let’s continue the momentum and find ways to help Bridgeway Academy and Game-U families alike with opportunities to continue to learn, grow, and make meaningful connections – even in these trying times.