TSG, or The SpeedGamers, 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. Soon after, another idea was formed.
“Why not do it for charity?”
This is how the basis for TSG as you know it came to be.
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 (but are not at all limited to) 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.
If you’d like to see how much money we’ve raised for charities, please visit our Past Marathons page. The current total is over $700,000.