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Playing Games, Supporting Kids and Art: Shead High School’s Gaming Marathon Fundraiser

Posted March 18, 2014, at 10:23 p.m.
Last modified April 05, 2014, at 9:24 p.m.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Shead High School, 89 High Street, Eastport, Maine

For more information: 207-853-6254; shead.org

Shead High School’s “Cultural Studies: Gaming, Narrative and Culture” class and other interested Shead High School students will be holding a 12-hour gaming marathon to raise funds for the Eastport Arts Center and Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Child and Adolescent Care Center. Students are currently seeking sponsors to contribute funds to these groups. In exchange for the contributions of sponsors, students will play video games at Shead High School from 9 am to 9 pm on April 12th. For more information about the event, please contact Benjamin Brigham, English Teacher and Technology Coordinator at Shead High School, at bbrigham@shead.org. Additionally, you can make an online contribution at www.shead.org or send checks made payable to “Games are-for Art” to: Games are/for Art Fundraiser, Attention: Benjamin Brigham, Shead High School, 89 High Street, Eastport, Maine 04631.

Who?

1. Shead High School’s “Cultural Studies: Gaming, Narrative and Culture” class and other interested Shead High School students

2. Benjamin Brigham, English Teacher and Technology Coordinator, Shead High School

What?

Will be holding a 12-hour gaming marathon

Why?

1. To raise funds for the Eastport Arts Center and Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Child and Adolescent Care Center

2. To make a positive impact in our community and in the lives of children

3. To promote video games as an art form and challenge stereotypes about gamers

How can I find out more?

1. Contact Benjamin Brigham at bbrigham@shead.org

2. Visit www.eastportartscenter.com to learn more about the Eastport Arts Center

3. Visit http://www.emmc.org/splash_emmccharities.aspx to learn more about Eastern Maine Medical Center

4. Visit www.extra-life.org to learn more about fundraising through games

How can I contribute?

1. Visit www.shead.org and make an online contribution

2. Please make a pledge to one of the participating students

3. Contribute food and/or drinks to be used during the event

4. Mail checks made payable to “Games are-for Art” to: Games are/for Art, Attention: Benjamin Brigham, Shead High School, 89 High Street, Eastport, Maine 04631

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