CASA Blues 2019
April 28, Benefiting Blue Ridge CASA
Join us for the first ever CASA Blues! A jammin’ Sunday afternoon at Cochran Pavilion located on the grounds of the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia.
Entertainment provided by the Central Virginia Blues Society
Big Red Barbecue Food Truck will be onsite.
Beer & Wine available for purchase. (must be 21+ with valid id)
Children’s activities including VR provided by Greater Good Gaming.
All proceeds benefit Blue Ridge CASA for Children, a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency which trains community volunteers to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected.
**No refunds.** Event is rain or shine.
Kids Matter Day 2019
May 11, 2019
Kids Matter Day is a FREE FAMILY EVENT designed to inform parents and guardians on ways to keep kids safe while showcasing various community resources. After attending the designated number of stations in the gym and parking lot area your child can participate in the Kids Matter Day attractions area as a reward!
You can find the Gypsy Hill Park Gym (near Lake Tams) on 116th Regimental Road which is accessed off of Thornrose Avenue.
Greater Good Gaming will be providing information on Video Games as well as offering a Virtual Reality!
Teen Gaming Club
1st Wednesday of each Month, Staunton Public Library
We are hosting the Teen Gaming Club at the Staunton Public Library on the first Wednesday of each month from January through May! We offer board games, Nintendo Switch games, Virtual Reality, and some friendly tournaments! This is a free public event for kids in grades 6 – 12.
Ready Player 2 Valentine’s Date Night
At G3 we believe that couples who play together stay together! For this event, we hosted a wide variety of 2-player cooperative games for couples to enjoy.
AGDQ Downtown 27 Viewing Party
January 2019, Benefited Prevent Cancer Foundation
We hosted a Games Done Quick viewing party at downtown 27 in Staunton, VA. They rounded out the week by raising over 1.2 Million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. We donated $100 in the name of Thomas Teachy, our Kaizo Mario Champion of the night!
Are Video Games Bad For My Child?
Remember Pac-Man but aren’t too sure about Fortnite? Tony Robertson of Greater Good Gaming presents his research for caregivers who are seeking a deeper understanding of video games, so you can make the best choices about why and when to play them. Lecture by Tony Robertson.
WOW Virtual Marathon
November 2018, Benefited Extra-Life
With an exercise bike as his controller, Tony Robertson will attempt to “run” a virtual marathon across the continent of Kalimdor in World of Warcraft. Tune in and donate to EXTRA LIFE which benefits the UVA Children’s Hospital. Your donation will affect his gameplay. Make him faster, slower or even sing songs from the little mermaid! Tony will be donating $1 for every mile that he bikes.
Walk Out Of Darkenss
October 2018, Benefited American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
Games aren’t just a fun form of entertainment. Games can be used as a genuine source of strength in the battle against anxiety and depression. In support of this Event, we set up an info table and Virtual Reality experience to raise awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Rockband Benefit Concert
June 2018, Benefited Blue Ridge CASA
We hosted our first ever Summer Camp which provided campers with life skills and allowed them to raise over $1500 for the Blue Ridge Area CASA by hosting a Rockband Benefit Concert!
CASA Superhero 5k
April 2018, Benefited Blue Ridge CASA
We partnered with our local CASA non-profit to help them raise money at their annual 5k Fun Run and Family Day at Gypsy Hill Park. Our team put together a variety of games, from Virtual Reality to a real-life Angry Birds Sling Shot! Participants used our games to strengthen their minds and bodies — preparing them for all of their future heroics!
AGDQ Visulite Viewing Party
January 2018, Benefited GDQ/Prevent Cancer Foundation
We hosted The Games Done Quick Viewing Party at the Visulite Cinema in downtown Staunton. We showcased the best and worst moments from AGDQ’s week-long twitch stream while raising money to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Walk Out of Darkness
October 2017, Benefited American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
We partnered with the Out of the Darkness Greater Augusta Walk to raise money for the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. We had awesome team-building games, Overcooked and G3 Live-Action Minecraft game, including a Virtual Reality experience with our state-of-the-art HTC Vive!
Superhero 5k Fun Run
April 2017, Benefited Blue Ridge CASA
We partnered with our local CASA non-profit to help them raise money at their annual 5k Fun Run and Family Day at Gypsy Hill Park. Our team put together a “Superhero Training Facility” where participants used our games to strengthen their minds and bodies — preparing them for all of their future heroics!
Constructus Game Day
November 2016, Benefited UVA Children’s Hospital
At our third event, we went with a construction theme. We used everyone’s favorite, timeless toy: LEGOs, and the popular virtual world of Minecraft. Participants competed to show off their engineering and creativity, as well as building speed!
Pokemon Go Scavenger Hunt
June 2016, Benefited Exta-Life
For our second event, we invited people to join us in Staunton’s beautiful Gypsy Hill Park to play the widely popular mobile game: Pokemon Go. We put together a Pokemon Scavenger Hunt where participants ran around the park, taking selfies at various landmarks and catching cute little virtual critters!
Our 1st Event!
March 2016, Benefited UVA Children’s Hospital
Shenandoah Pizza let us host our first event, where we invited people to come show off their skills in some classic games. We had participants who could blaze through the original Mario Brothers Nintendo game, solve a Rubik’s Cube in 30 seconds, and earn impressively high scores in popular mobile games like Tiles and Flappy Bird.
None of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of many passionate people who generously donate so much of their time and talent. Meet our team!
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