4th Annual CotGW Charity Gaming Marathon: 3 Days of SNES

Online fundraising for 4th Annual CotGW Video Game Marathon (3 Days of Super Nintendo)

UPDATE:  Thanks to all of your generous donations and efforts, we were able to meet our goal and raise over $20,000 for the V Foundation for Cancer Research – a goal that even we though might be too hopeful. But luckily, you have all joined together to not only do real good in the world, but also show that the community of video gamers is not one that in insular, or uncaring about the world around them. In light of recent tragedies, such shows of communal altruism are especially needed in the world.

Again, thank you all for making this marathon a complete success. Expect donation prizes to ship early in the New Year. We’re looking forward to continuing on next year, and we hope to see you all online! Happy holidays to everyone!


4th Annual CotGW Charity Marathon Sponsored by:

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It’s time for our 4th annual video game marathon for charity, and this year it’s 3 days of Super Nintendo!  We’ll be starting the festivities right here at noon on Friday, December 14, 2012.  We’re looking to raise at least $20,000 for the V Foundation for Cancer Research.  This is a great cause and rated 4 out of 4 stars by CharityNavigator.com (see more info by clicking here)

The V Foundation has funded more than 450 grants to the brightest physicians and scientists as they pioneer techniques to make breakthroughs in cancer research. By investing in promising people and projects, the Foundation continues to make great strides in unraveling the mysteries of cancer.  With your help, we’re excited to be able to help them with their cause.

The marathon itself will involve 60 hours of fun with the Super Nintendo – one of the most popular game systems of all time.  But this year, we’re making things more interactive!  Beyond chatting with you all live, we’re giving you the chance to help us decide what games to play.  Of course, you can do this by donating to the cause.  The perks for donating are:

          – Any amount: Entry into daily drawings for $20 Wii/Xbox Live/PlayStaion Network cards (winner’s choice!), video game perler art, and Steam codes!

          – $25: In addition to the above perk, you’ll be entered into a drawing for our grand raffle prize – any video game released in 2012 (your choice)!

          – $50: In addition to the above perk, you will receive an exclusive Clan of the Gray Wolf 128MB MicroSD card (while supplies last) – that’s like 91 3.5″ floppy disks!

          – $75: In addition to the above perks, you will be able to choose ANY Super Nintendo game for us to play (if we don’t have it, we’ll get it!)  Please request your game & what time we should play it during the marathon as a note in the “Dedication” section while donating.

          – $100: In addition to the above perks, you will present us with a challenge for your selected game!  The challenge must be time based, and be no longer than 20 minutes.  (For example: Beat Stage 1-1 in Super Mario World within 10 minutes)  If we beat your gamer’s challenge, our friends at VideoGameAuctions.com will donate an extra $25 to the V Foundation!

          – $150: In addition to the above perks, you will receive a Super Nintendo game from Roo’s personal library.  It may be complete in box.  It may even be rare… -ish. You will also receive a CotGW Marathon T-shirt designed by Mark P. Tjan from this list.

          – $200: In addition t0 the above perks, Mark P. Tjan will also design you a custom CotGW t-shirt (CotGW branding will be on the back near the neck, the front is all yours! …ladies).

Also – there are prizes for posting on Twitter and Facebook!  Two random people who post about the marathon on Twitter (including “@cotgw” and a linkback to http://clanofthegraywolf.com at the END of your post) and Facebook (with a linkback to http://clanofthegraywolf.com) will each win a $20 Wii/Xbox Live/PlayStaion Network card of their choice!  (Please note: only 5 posts per person per day will be counted)

If you’d like to donate and get those game requests in early, please donate via the Razoo box below or visit the fundraising page here – all funds donated go directly to the V Foundation (we handle no money ourselves).


  • Dowbyhuz
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 9:52 PM | Permalink

    Time to stock up on energy drinks and sell some stuff I don’t need!

    The money can do so much more once donated than I could do on my own. I applaud the dedication and wish the marathon success in reaching the goal… or maybe even going beyond. cheeky

  • Dark_Light_Paladin_IV Dark_Light_Paladin_IV
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM | Permalink

    When people donate, where do they request there game, and challange?, and also could a specific time be requested?

  • Roo Roo
    Posted November 24, 2012 at 12:04 AM | Permalink

    Dowbyhuz: Thank you much – I appreciate the sentiment.

    Dark_Light: There’s a “Dedication” section that you should fill out with a game request.  And yes, if you have a particular time that you’d like us to play, please request that too!

  • Dark_Light_Paladin_IV Dark_Light_Paladin_IV
    Posted November 24, 2012 at 12:44 AM | Permalink

     And you better get your speed boosters ready

  • SLY JD
    Posted November 24, 2012 at 3:16 AM | Permalink

    If it’s half as much fun as the CD-i marathon, it shall be a blast!

    Have been missing my CotGW fill over the past months (due to studying and travel), but I’ll sure put aside time -and some moola – for this.

    Love your work guys yes

  • Mr. K Mr. K
    Posted November 24, 2012 at 5:42 AM | Permalink

    So Roo, the ‘Dore is going home for the weekend?

  • khog143
    Posted November 25, 2012 at 3:09 PM | Permalink

    I’m gonna have to miss it this year.  I am getting married on the 15th, so I may be able to catch a tiny bit on the 14th, but not too much.  Sucks.  I’ll still try to throw in some money for the cause, though.

  • Slayer Slayer
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 3:08 AM | Permalink

    Can’t wait to watch all of this with you guys! Perfect gift after finals week 🙂

  • jsc315
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 11:28 PM | Permalink

    Can’t wait! Hope pizza guy will be there again.

  • Dark_Light_Paladin_IV Dark_Light_Paladin_IV
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 2:27 PM | Permalink

    Is our dedication supposed to be shown on the donor comments?

    • Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:18 PM | Permalink

      I believe the dedication is sent only to us, but I could be mistaken. At the very least, we’ll see it.

  • Varkrath
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 3:50 AM | Permalink

    ANY game means ANY game, right? I will donate to get your earthbound.

    • Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:17 PM | Permalink

      Well, a $150 donation will get you a random game from my collection (my choice), but a $75 donation will let you pick a game for us to play (your choice).

      • Varkrath
        Posted December 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM | Permalink

        OH! i didn’t understand it would be a random game from your collection. Thanks, Roo, I love your vids man!

  • Dark_Light_Paladin_IV Dark_Light_Paladin_IV
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 11:17 AM | Permalink

    Hey in the random draw for a game, if we already have a copy of it will you draw again?

  • Posted December 13, 2012 at 7:45 PM | Permalink

    Please record and post this one.

  • Alpha
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 7:37 AM | Permalink

    4 hours left…

    Can’t wait for you guys to start this, I’m totally ready.

  • Furious George Furious George
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 10:37 AM | Permalink

    I know it all starts at noon today, but does anyone know if that is 12PM Eastern, Central or Pacific time?

  • The Male White Mage The Male White Mage
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 2:34 AM | Permalink

    I just want to mention that during the live stream I was experiencing a major delay between the IRC and the video as in the IRC was always current whereas the video (and the chat in the video) was anywhere from three minutes to ten minutes behind. When I have refreshed the live stream when I noticed this it brought the IRC and video back into sync (being the usually few seconds delay) but eventually the stream would fall behind again.

  • Posted December 17, 2012 at 1:07 PM | Permalink

    Just wanted to say thanks for some nice background entertainment for the whole weekend. Looking forward to next years marathon!

  • KuraraII KuraraII
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 2:44 PM | Permalink

    Yay! You made it past 20,000!

  • Posted December 26, 2012 at 4:01 PM | Permalink

    Roo-san. Could you please pluck out the Weekly Wringer so we might celebrate it and comment properly kudasai?

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