... More Than A Gaming Event

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SaskGames Charity Initiative

... More than a gaming event.

Have you ever wondered, "Why bother participating in the event?"  Well, the SaskGames Charity Initiative is a unique opportunity to combine our passion for board games with supporting our local community.  It is a chance to raise funds for those who are less fortunate than we are; those who are worried about how they'll support themselves or their families.   We all live, work and play in Regina, and this event gives our enthusiastic board gamers an opportunity to have fun while providing assistance and funding to a local organization that helps our city's most vulnerable members.

It has been said that community involvement is on the decline. In Regina, the United Way has had to decrease funding to several local community organizations.  Many of these organizations provide services to our city's most vulnerable children, youth and families.  Funding has decreased for services such as shelters for domestic violence victims, food for school lunches, and homes for children unable to be with their parents. SaskGames' initiative is more important now than ever!

There has been a move away from physical volunteering and local giving to web-based support. And while web-based giving is a valuable tool, it does not always reach our local families.  It is quick and easy to donate a dollar or two to a friend's online cause, but with the SaskGames Charity Event you can really get involved and support something relevant to where you live.

SaskGames Charity Initiative is a fun and interactive program that uses our shared passion for board games as a way to help others. It's great chance to try out new games, play some old favourites and interact with new people. The event is hosted by the recipients of our funds; the venue and meals are provided by the recipients, and a low-cost canteen is available.  As well, the committee runs a silent auction of fantastic items.

But, it's is more than a gaming event. Some folks believe that there is no point in attending if they can't stay the whole time.  Others might think that it's is not that different from many of the other gaming opportunities that we regularly participate in such as Prairie Game Expo.  The point of the event is not whether you can last the entire day, it's whether you can take a stance for a worthy cause that benefits our local community.  Can you be a part of something bigger than yourself?  The funds raised from the event provide real opportunities to people, things that would not exist if the money we raised were to disappear.
Your efforts have an impact; you do make a difference!

So, consider setting up or creating a team.  It really is okay if you can't last the whole event (don't worry - we will only make fun of you a little). Every dollar raised goes to our chosen charity. To local organizations like these, our dollars can mean a significant improvement in the delivery of services.

So, when you choose to participate in a SaskGames Charity event as a participant or a fundraiser supporter, you really are a community hero!   

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?"  Martin Luther King