AbleGamers Charity celebrates the launch of Driving Home Accessibility with a 12-hour Mario Kart 8 streaming marathon. We’ll be driving with viewers in the stream all day on launch day of the latest iteration in the Mario Kart series. Viewers can challenge AbleGamers team members to races throughout the event.
Evil Controllers will be sponsoring the launch by giving away customized Wii U controllers during the event.
“Evil Controllers is proud to support this exciting initiative by our friends at the AbleGamers Charity,” said Adam Coe, founder of Evil Controllers. “This project is a wonderful opportunity to reach and share the joy of video gaming with an infinite number of gamers with disabilities who can’t leave the places they call home.”
AbleGamers is asking people to make teams and play games to help us raise over $200,000 to build a giant van, fill it with accessible technology, and take it around the country to veteran centers, children’s hospitals, and long-term living facilities, assessing the needs of individuals with disabilities, and then giving them the technology they need to play games, right on the spot.
“What’s great about Driving Home Accessibility is that once we get the van funded and built, we can continue to drive around the country and reach gamers who can’t come to us for years to come,” said Mark Barlet, Founder and Executive Director of the AbleGamers Charity. “In a few years, who knows? Maybe we’ll build a fleet of vans supported by the power of the gaming community that can reach every hospital across the nation. Then we can truly say no gamer was left behind.”
SquidGrip, makers of anti-slip controller covers, will also be on hand, giving away prizes during the stream.
Sign up and make a team www.ablegamers.com/drive
Viewers can tune in starting at 11 AM EDT on Friday, May 30th for the chance to win at www.twitch.tv/AbleGamers and join in on the fun.