On July 26th, Omnithon will be holding a 48-hour Oculus Rift gaming session, during which they’ll collect donations for the Child’s Play charity. If you contribute to the donation drive, you’ll be entered to win an Oculus Rift developer kit signed by Oculus!
For their latest donation drive they “will spend 48 straight hours playing any game that works on the Oculus Rift and streaming it live on twitch.tv, with an emphasis on Minecraft, Half Life 2, and games that are requested by donors.” Their goal is $1000.
The Oculus Rift, which is signed by Palmer Luckey, Brendan Iribe, Nate Mitchell, and Michael Antonov, will be raffled at the close of the event to anyone who contributes $10 or more.
The event starts on July 26th at 5PM PST, catch all the action at Omnithon.com!
Child’s Play is a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. In 2012, they raised more then $5 million for their cause.
Child’s Play is dedicated to improving the lives of children in hospitals around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game community and the power of play.
Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, we set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids. By clicking on a hospital location on our map, you can view that hospital’s wish list and send a gift.
Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, we purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.
If you pre-order today, the Oculus Rift developer kit is not expected to ship until August — this could be your chance to get your hands on a Rift early, all while contributing to a good cause! Spread the word!