True Blue Marathon is a group of friends dedicated to playing Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog video games to help raise awareness and money for charity. Last year they were able to raise over a thousand dollars at their first event for Extra Life.
Their second event is this Saturday, January 19th, starting 10am and planning to go 48 hours till the 21st. This event is twice as long as last time and with more games than last year. It will be Team Sonic vs. Team Mega Man to see which team can raise the most money during the 48 hours. The winner will be crownd the True Blue Champion. The charity for this year is Child’s Play.
Child’s Play is a vide game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in a network of 70 plus hospitals worldwide. They set up gift with lists of kids in hospitals for people to buy gifts for them. Also they take cash donations to purchase consoles, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities.
Games that will be played depend how much money each team gets during the event. They have different games (and even levels in those games) set to be played if they receive so much money. They go from Mega Man 2 at 4.42 to Mega Man Legends at a thousand on the Mega Man side of things and Sonic 2 at 3.55 to Sonic Unleashed on the Wii also at a thousand for Sonic’s team. A full list of each game/level and amount is right here. If they are unable to finish all the unlocked games during that time they have alloted they will pick up the following Saturday at 10am to finish them.
Donations can be made on their website through PayPal for whatever amount you can give. You can tell how much of your donation goes to team Mega Man or to Team Sonic. Mega Man is at of this wrting is $23.50. Sonic has $12.50 so far.
There will be prizes given out for donation. Mostly digital codes for Xbox Live, Steam, and Amazon. They may be region-locked to the United States so if you need something different if you win they will work with you for something of equivalent value.
P.S. Go Team Mega Man