Professional Online Gamer “Athene” raised over $1 million ($1,010,684 so far) in charitable contributions for ShareCraft 2012 Save the Children Challenge, a crowdfunding campaign seeking donations to help those affected by the hunger epidemic in the Horn of Africa due to the worst hunger crisis in 60 years. Athene is utilizing the internet and the universal power of gaming to make an impact for this worthy cause. With 2 days still remaining in the planned fund drive, the gamer and his sponsor, Razer—the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware—are optimistic for significantly higher results for the ShareCraft-enabled philanthropy.
Announcement of hitting the 1$ million mark:
Through his passion and commitment, Athene has inspired his fans, followers and the gaming community at-large to surpass his goal of raising $1 million, with 90% of those donations going directly to those fighting to survive the worst hunger crisis in the past 60 years. DC Entertainment pledged to match 100% of the donations up to $1 million, which accounts for approximately half of the running total.
“It’s through our generous donators, my fans and companies like Razer that make achieving this goal possible.” The considerable dollar amount garnered through Athene and Razer’s collaborative effort underscores the relevance of online gaming as a global phenomenon and demonstrates the collective power of gamers as catalysts of positive social change.
Athene is talking about his hunger strike for this charity:
Athene would love to be a guest on your show to talk about this powerful movement and how he’s truly making a significant impact on a horrific epidemic. His bio and some sample video footage of him can be accessed below.
Athene is talking about the charity project:
For more details and to make a donation to Athene’s ShareCraft Save the Children Challenge visit: http://www.opsharecraft.com/. For more information on Razer visit: http://www.razerzone.com/
Athene is rewarding a fan with a Razer gear over Skype:
Carolyn Miles, the CEO of Save the Children:
About the Razer Group:
Razer™ is the world leader in high performance gaming hardware. Founded in 1998, with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices in nine cities around the globe. Used by the most demanding professional gamers who compete in global tournaments, Razer provides gamers with the unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers.™
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