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Gaming Marathon to Round Up Donations for CancerCare

April 17, 2012 7:01 AM | Entertainment

A 12-hour gaming marathon will raise funds for CancerCare Manitoba later next week.

Citytv’s “Breakfast Television” will host Gaming for Good at Polo Park Shopping Centre on Friday, April 27, where viewers can face-off with local celebrities by challenging them to a video game match.

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the public can visit centre court and play their favourite video games, while also supporting the work done by CancerCare Manitoba. Don’t play video games? The event will also feature the 12 Hours of Prizing Marathon, with thousands of dollars of premium prizes will be won, with all donations going towards CancerCare.

Celebrities include children’s entertainer Fred Penner, members of the Winnipeg Goldeyes, pro skateboarder and owner of Winnipeg’s Sk8 Skates, Colin Lambert, gaming group Chip Damage, and local rock band Sons of York.

The gaming marathon will be streamed online at BTWinnipeg.ca.