This past weekend 450 gamers assembled in Portland Oregon to play PC-Games for 3 days. There was something different about this group of hardcore PC-Enthusiasts though: They were excited to make a difference through giving.
PDXLAN contacted over 40 sponsors to help provide prizes in trade for the attendees raising food for those in need in the Portland Metro Area. The attendees answered by raising over 430 Turkeys and over $20,000 in funds to help buy even more turkey for meals this Holiday Season.
Donations were given to the Union Gospel Mission in downtown Portland Oregon. The UGM's most expensive season is the Holiday Season where they feed over 2500 families, and daily feed nearly 1,000 meals. The donations the PDXLAN attendees provided will cover the entire season feeding nearly 30,000 meals locally.
Attendees traded donations for raffle tickets and a swag bag worth nearly $180. For each attendee that provided at least $66 in donations or 50 pounds of Turkey, a Swag bag with Star Wars Battlefront, DIRT Rally, Mini-Metro, Creativerse, a Heroes of the Storm bundle, a NVIDIA hat, SAPPHIRE water bottle, Enermax Tablet Stand, and a plethora of other small goodies were given. For every 10 pounds of food given (roughly $12 dollars) attendees also earned a raffle tickets for the charity raffle in which 40 sponsors provided prizes totaling nearly $200,000.
PDXLAN started it's charity event in 2007 raising just 4,500 pounds the first year. Each year PDXLAN attendees grew the yearly amount given. The amount raised in 2014 crested 42,000 pounds. This year PDXLAN decided to take a different route and raised the equivalent of 59,000 pounds of food.
PDXLAN would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all the sponsors who provided prizes for the PDXLAN Charity event, as well as the attendees who gave so much to help so many.
Thank you to everyone who participated,
PDXLAN Founder / CEO
PDXLAN would like to thank 4GamerGear.com for sending us two awesome chairs to give away at this November's charity event! Look for them in the Charity raffle! Thanks 4GamerGear!
PDXLAN would like to thank Tripwire Interactive for sponsoring PDXLAN this November with 100 copies of Killing Floor 2 for the top 100 donors! Thank you Tripwire!
PDXLAN would like to thank SUMO for sending us some awesome bean-bag gamer chairs for the Android play area! Thanks Sumo!
PDXLAN would like to welcome ZOTAC as a PDXLAN November Sponsor! ZOTAC has sent us mini-pc's, and even a full system to giveaway! Huge thanks to ZOTAC!
PDXLAN would like to thank WD for again sponsoring PDXLAN. WD has sent many terrabytes for all the digital content we as gamers chew up! Thank you WD!
PDXLAN would like to welcome Trendnet as a sponsor of PDXLAN's Charity event this November. Trendnet has sent pens for everyone, a few routers, and a sweet dual-bay NAS! Thanks Trendnet!
PDXLAN would like to welcome local-sponsor, Those Light Signs. By far, they are the brightest sponsor! TLS will be giving two light signs to the PDXLAN charity raffle! Thanks TLS!
PDXLAN would like to welcome Kingston as a sponsor of PDXLAN this November! Huge thanks to Kingston!
PDXLAN would like to welcome Cooler Master as a sponsor of PDXLAN's Charity event this week! They've sent a few huge boxes of goodies! Look for them in the raffle!
PDXLAN would like to welcome PNY as a sponsor of PDXLAN's Charity event. PNY is supporting the event with one PNY GTX 980 XLR8 Pro OC for one of the 5 prize systems, and three PNY GTX 960 XLR8 Elite OC cards for the charity raffle. In addition we'll be seeing TWO PNY 480GB CS2111 SSD's! Huge thanks to PNY for the awesome prizes! Special shout-out to a good friend there as well ~ Congrats on baby #2!
PDXLAN would like to welcome Patriot as a sponsor of PDXLAN November. Patriot will have a booth in the lobby showing off something.... very special...
Thank you Patriot!
PDXLAN would like to thank Origin for sponsoring PDXLAN's charity event this November. Origin is giving us 500 copies of Star Wars Battlefront. Attendees that meet the minimum donation will get a Key-Code that unlocks the game in Origin. Get ready to game upon release! Origin is PDXLAN November's largest sponsor!
PDXLAN would like to welcome Logitech as a sponsor of PDXLAN November! Look for amazing mice, keyboards, and headsets from the gold-standard in peripherals. Huge thanks to Logitech!
PDXLAN would like to thank Hidden Path Entertainment for providing 100 copies of Defense Grid 2 to PDXLAN. We'll be using these codes for the Top 100 donors at PDXLAN November!
PDXLAN would like to welcome Enermax as a sponsor of PDXLAN's November charity event. Enermax has sent a few cases and PSU's for the raffle as well as a surprise for the first 300 people to give 50+ pounds of Turkey: A Enermax Tablet Stand! Thank you Enermax!
PDXLAN would like to thank ASTRO Gaming for their huge prize support for PDXLAN November. Astro has sent two very large boxes of headsets ranging from the awesome A50's to A30's. Mixamps, and backpacks! The A40's they sent are the brand new A40 TR with Mixamp kit! Look for these uber awesome headsets in the charity raffle! Thank you Astro!
PDXLAN would like to thank AMD for their support of PDXLAN's November Charity event. AMD will be providing DIRT RALLY to all PDXLAN November attendees that donate at least 50lbs of Turkey or 33+ meals to charity. AMD is also providing a numerous assortment of their latest GPU's from Sapphire! Look for TWO grand prize systems powered by AMD Graphics!
PDXLAN would like to thank Dinosaur Polo Club for supporting our charity event with 450 codes for Mini-Metro. Steam copies of the game will be given to those attendees who donate 50+ pounds of Turkey or Meals to the Union Gospel Mission. Thank you Mini-Metro!
PDXLAN would like to welcome Creativerse, made by PlayfulCorp. If you have ever played a little Minecraft, you NEED to try this game. Essentially as you build more recipes you learn more recipes. Furthermore as you dig deeper in the world, the mobs get harder. Much harder.
As a thank you for donating 50 pounds or more, Creativerse is giving PDXLAN donors access to the game pre-launch. Normally this costs $20, but you are getting via Steam at the event. In addition, Creativerse has created an exclusive DLC for PDXLAN November attendees. You can redeem that code in game! (Our first DLC ever!)
More about Creativerse here. Huge thanks to PlayfulCorp & Creativerse!