Tomorrow’s World Gaming Day celebrations will see everyday gamers raising money for worthy causes.
Feelgood Friday: Get Involved in the First Ever World Gaming Day
The first World Gaming Day is set to take place tomorrow. If you're wondering why World Gaming Day isn't already a thing, join the club. But it should come as no surprise to hear that World Gaming Day will involve the noble cause of fundraising for various charities through the sheer power of gaming.
We know what you might be thinking: every day is gaming day. And you would be right. But as we've seen time and again in our Feelgood Friday segment, there's always an opportunity to game in aid of a good cause. And this UK-based initiative in which over 20 charities are involved is one of the most accessible and impactful events we've seen to date.
The first World Gaming Day has been designated as tomorrow, October 22nd, and will be held in aid of many worthy charities including Stroke Association, Water Aid, Action For Children, and the headline partner, Leukaemia Care.
The good news is that taking part in the event is as easy as signing up and designating a marathon gaming day with some friends. Think of it as hosting a party with tickets on the door, only all the proceeds will go towards improving millions of lives. Not bad for a day spent whaling on each other in Smash Bros.
Signing up is free and easy, with participants being offered ample resources to host the perfect gaming day with friends and family, as well as the opportunity to fundraise for their chosen charity - the full list of which can be found on the official website.
Needless to say, there is no 'World Gaming Day police', and nobody will be chastised for spending a portion of the day engaging in other mundane activities such as eating, washing, and getting dressed. But as far as excuses to minimise those activities in lieu of some nonstop gaming, World Gaming Day is just the ticket. Just be sure to show your support as thanks.