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St. Jude PLAY LIVE Season Has Begun!

Hey guys, Jasef here!

Over the past week, TheSpeedGamers was privileged enough to send three people to the St. Jude PLAY LIVE Summit at the St. Jude Campus in Memphis, Tennessee. Phil, Minikitty, and I got to spend three days learning more about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and seeing the amazing things that they do for extremely deserving kids and families up-close, and we came back with more of a resolve than ever to do everything that we can for this incredible organization.

St. Jude PLAY LIVE season kicked off on Friday, and it runs through May 31. As most of you know, our upcoming Pokemon Marathon for St. Jude begins on Friday, June 8, so we’ve decided to kick off the campaign early in order to participate with PLAY LIVE!

Head over to https://tiltify.com/+tsg/thespeedgamers to check out the campaign (the exact same one for the marathon), and you’ll be able to see our goal of $50,000, check out some milestones along the way (with more to come), and donate for some incentives! Right now, we are offering up the nicknames for the starter Pokemon evolution lines, the names and genders for the player characters in the games that will be played in the marathon, and the rival names for any game that allows that. Pokemon line nicknames are $50 each, and names for either a player character or a rival are $75 each. All donations, as always, will go DIRECTLY to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and these donations will also be added to our total for our Pokemon Marathon from June 8-15.

For more information on PLAY LIVE, visit https://stjude.tiltify.com/playlive. Remember, just as during marathons, it’s completely fine if you are unable to donate! One of the best ways to help us raise as much as possible is by spreading the word, so be sure to promote our campaign and upcoming marathon! We’ll be doing some contests on social media between now and the beginning of the marathon, so be sure to follow us on Twitter to see everything that happens!

We can’t thank you guys enough for all of the support over the past ten years, and we can’t wait to see you again on Friday, June 8 at 5pm CT for the start of our Pokemon Marathon for St. Jude! Tune in at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers!


Hey there! So you know that Icarus and Skulldog donated some wonderful prizes for the marathon! But did you know they’re helping motivate people to donate? It’s true!

Icarus is taking commission slots RIGHT NOW for people who donate! Sign up for a slot, donate, e-mail him the proof, get a commission! If you give a little more, he’ll even mail you the original art! Wow!

Skulldog has made a post on DeviantArt saying she’ll take a Pokémon art request when he hit a milestone! If you’re on DA, leave a comment of what Pokémon you’d like to see drawn, and maybe yours will be chosen! Yay!

I’m in no way in charge of this. These people are doing this purely out of the goodness of their hearts. So donate! Show them some love! Comment on their stuff! And if you know of anyone who’s putting up similar motivations, let me know! I’ll add them to the list!

Early Donations for Pokemon Starters and Trainers

You can now donate to ACT Today to reserve a name for a trainer and/or starter for our upcoming Pokemon marathon.  Trainers will cost $25 and starters $50 with a character limit of 10. The donate button is on the  right hand side of the webpage. After you donate you will have the option to leave a comment which is where you can write  the name of the trainer or Pokemon you want and its nickname. Underneath the donation button you  can see which trainers and starter Pokemon are still available to name. If for some reason two people donate around the same time and the Pokemon or starter is taken, we will have to move your nickname to another Pokemon or starter. We will email you to work out what you would like to switch to.

If you are not able to leave a comment after you donate, send an email to comments@thespeedgamers.com.


Pokemon Marathon Prize Announcement – Revenge of the Cels

Who wants prizes? YOU want prizes! With awesome artists like Icarus, Skulldog, Meeellla, jdtwins and Calvin and the Calvinette making amazing giveaway art, I realized I wasn’t going to just sit back and let them have all the fun. Thus, we get REVENGE OF THE ANIMATION CELS: THE ANIMATION CEL-ENING

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