The Speed Gamers Tackle Gulf Restoration In Upcoming Marathon

by Matt Miller on Aug 16, 2010 at 07:16 AM

Gaming charity organization The Speed Gamers is raising funds through 72 hours of non-stop Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia.

The Speed Gamers was founded in early 2008 by a group of gamers who were already getting together for marathon gaming sessions. Given the nature of their hobby, they decided to start applying their endurance runs to a good cause by webcasting marathons to raise money for the likes of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ACT Today Autism Care and Treatment, and breast cancer research organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The upcoming marathon will run between August 20 and 23, with the group playing 72 straight hours of Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia. All proceeds raised through their marathon will go towards the Gulf Restoration Network, an organization committed to "uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region for future generations."

To learn more, check out the video below. To follow the marathon, or contribute to the worthwhile cause, head on over to thespeedgamers.com.