Geoffrey Webb, coordinator of the “Team Brocket Gaming Marathon” initiative, announces that for the fourth time in two years, a group of Kelowna students will spend 24 hours to raise funds for this year's charity, “Free the Children.” 


Webb said that “we are supporting 'Free the Children', whose mission is to empower youth in Canada and around the world to be educated agents of change. Their aim is to bring awareness to global responsibilities through local initiatives like building a greater sense of identity, getting a new perspective on education, and providing the ability to take action.” When asked what a viewer could expect, Webb said, “You tune in at www.teambrocketmarathons.com. Between noon on the 20.04 and 11:59 a.m. on the 21.04, you will see 6 different live streams, 5 focused on the players and one on the gaming room. We will be playing Dota 2, and our goal this year is to raise $10,000. People who donate a minimum of $20 will get an entry into a draw for prizes donated by SteelSeries. You could win a keyboard, mousepad, headsets or mice.”


When asked about the players, Webb said that they were from Okanagan College or UBC Okanagan, and all players had been with “Team Brocket” since the beginning, when they raised funds for the Adolescent Psychiatric Unit of Kelowna General Hospital. “We have some international help this year, too” said Webb. “'Team Fnatic and 'Beyond the Summit' join us from North America, and 'Team Navi' will be participating from Europe.” There is lots of help from the community as well. “We have received generous support from local companies WTFast and Accelerate Okanagan. The support we have is unprecedented for us and is greatly appreciated”

Funds collected during the Dota 2 Marathon may go to education, clean water and sanitation, health, alternative income and livelihood, and agriculture and food security. “We've come to realize that there are many children that not only have limited resources, but a limited life expectancy,” says Webb. “It gives us the opportunity to be high impact, accountable, and innovative. “Since starting these marathons two years ago, we have raised money without any administration costs. We are dedicated, passionate, committed and continue to be grateful and appreciate what we have, and the ability to help others.”

Geoffrey Webb and Team Brocket will be on www.teambrocketmarathons.com on Saturday, April 20 at 12 noon, continuously to Sunday, April 21, 11:59 a.m.

For further information, contact Geoffrey Webb, 250.215.3282 or e-mail ge-offwebb@hotmail.com

AuthorXeozor Date19 April 2013, 19:47 Views1862 Comments60
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