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As you are aware, there have been a number of tragic events in Boston this past week, and being that the NGA is headquartered out of Boston, we felt action should be taken on our behalf to help our fellow citizens in this time of need. In two weeks we will be holding multiple "marathon-themed" Grifball events, and will have an open charitable donation effort with 100% of raised funds going to The One Fund Boston, Inc
. We are also looking to have the event sponsored, and details for any sponsorships will arrive in the coming days. If you are reading this, and would like to help us in the way of sponsorship, please send an email to SquirrelBurrito
. Should this happen, we may hold prize raffles and other events to help raise money for those who were injured, and thier families.
We have set up a fund on HopeMob.org
(featured on their homepage!) where you can begin to submit donations. If the donation is for a particular player please make sure to include their Gamertag in the comments when you donate! 100% of what you donate will go to The One Fund Boston, Inc
We are pleased to announce that so far, we will be giving away download keys to two great games from Fire Hose Games (@FireHoseGames
), which is run out of Cambridge, MA: 10 codes each for Go Home Dinosaurs and Slam Bolt Scrappers. We have also received 26 Boston-themed prize packs from Yawkey Way Report (@YawkeyWayReport
), a publication about the Boston Red Sox, and Beantown Collectibles (@BTCHeadquarters
), a sports-and-geek memorabilia retailer. Both of these companies are run out of Boston. In addition, the fine folks at Halo Waypoint (@HaloWaypoint
) have agreed to donate a Halo-themed XBox Live download to each donor in our drive. This includes themes, Avatar armor, props, and picture packs. If you are reading this, and would like to help us in the way of sponsorship, please send an email to SquirrelBurrito or MasterSundown. Our most sincere thanks to our generous donors so far!
May 4th 6:00PM Eastern - May 5th 8:20PM Eastern - live 26.2 hour Grifball stream. We are asking interested community leaders and Halo personalities to join us on the stream on the NGA Grifball Twitch.tv channel
for half-hour blocks of Grifball. We are maintaining a Google document
with all available time slots. Please contact us in any of the ways listed on the form if you are interested in participating.
May 6th - May 12th: We will be encouraging the community to commit to playing 26 games of Grifball during this week. Players who report their games through a form on our site will be eligible to win prizes when the week is over. We will also give a prize to the player who gets the most sponsorships for this event. More details, including how to donate or sponsor your favorite Grifballer, to follow.