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PopCap announced the kickoff of an online pledge drive that aims to generate thousands of dollars for the leading water non-profit organization, charity: water. The pledge drive will culminate in a live, transatlantic Guinness World Records® attempt for Longest Videogames Marathon Playing a Card Game using PopCap’s latest hit social game, Solitaire Blitz™. Now, if you haven’t played Solitaire Blitz, you don’t know what you are missing! They hope to raise thousands of dollars for charity: water to help provide clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

Laura Rich and Kathleen Henkel are shooting for 30 straight hours of play from June 26-27. They will each raise a minimum of $10,000 for charity: water if they both play for the entire time. 100% of the proceeds go to fund charity: water projects in developing countries.

PopCap Games is pledging $167 per hour per player—which is up to $5,010 per player if each reaches their target of 30 hours played. Now, you can make an online contribution based on the number of consecutive hours of Solitaire Blitz one or both players achieve. Increments can be as small as ten cents per hour played—players just click Pledge on the Solitaire Blitz Facebook page.

This is such a great cause that I had to pass along. What game do you think you could play for 30 hours?

2 thoughts on “Gaming For Charity”

  1. This is a good move of PopCap Games. I actually love their game. I played Plants vs. Zombies and my family also like it. A really great way to help people is through charity and I’m sure PopCap is doing the right thing for helping people.

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