Press Release


TheSpeedGamers to Hold 72-Hour Resident Evil Marathon for Direct Relief International

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – July 31, 2017 – On Friday, October 13th at 6PM CT (GMT -6), TheSpeedGamers (TSG), a group of gamers based in Arlington, Texas, will begin a 72-hour gaming marathon for charity. The group has raised over $750,000 for various charities and causes since it was formed in 2008, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, ACT Today!, and nearly twenty others. These charities help support those in need directly and help to fund research towards cures for various debilitating diseases and other important areas of concern. The marathon will cover one of the most popular video game series worldwide: Resident Evil.

This marathon, TheSpeedGamers will again be raising money for Direct Relief International (, and 100% of donations will go directly to Direct Relief. Donations can be made through PayPal or with a Visa or MasterCard via a donaiton link on the page for the stream.

For this event, TheSpeedGamers will be working in direct association with Capcom, the company behind the Resident Evil franchise, who will be providing prizes and promotion for the event.

TheSpeedGamers’ Resident Evil Marathon is a three-day charity drive that is broadcast online through The marathon will last 72 hours. The group encourages donations through great gameplay, commentary, contests, and prize incentives, as well as through other methods that allow direct interaction with the audience. During the event, viewers can chat directly with the team via the chat function of or through social media networks, such as Twitter and Facebook.

Watch the event live on the web at beginning October 13 at 6PM CT. For more information, visit TheSpeedGamers’ homepage at


Britt LaRiviere

About TheSpeedGamers

TheSpeedGamers, or TSG, was founded in 2008 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas by Britt LaRiviere. Britt and a few of his friends decided to have a weekend of gaming for fun when the idea formed to stream it live on the internet for charity. Since the first marathon in March 2008, TSG has expanded to include members from around the world, and it has gone on to do multiple marathons for a myriad of charities and causes. These charities include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ACT Today, buildOn, Heifer International, and Mercy Corps. Through these marathons, TSG has proven that gamers can do more than just play games; they can also help save or better the lives of others.