Summer Marathon 2021
What: A 75-hour gaming marathon that features our team playing through a variety of games, including speedrunning, multiplayer mayhem, and special highlight games, all for charity!
When: Thursday June 10th at 5pm to Sunday June 13th at 8pm (NST)!
Sandbox Gaming started by raising money for Children's charities through our 80-hour gaming marathon live-streams in 2010. We strongly believe in supporting charities that promote play and development for children and youth, and we do just that. We have raised over $120,000 for 10 different charities since our founding in 2010.
In 2016 we changed the way we select charities and are now raising money all year round. We introduced a charity application for organization to apply and from there we have our Board of Directors and Committee members vote for their choices. Charities which will receive funds through our summer and winter marathons and a portion of our spring and fall events. Our three charities benefiting from the 2021 Charity Fund are Easter Seals NL, the Autism Society of NL, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of NL!
2021 Charity Fund
This charity marathon's Grand Prize is a new gaming console of your choice* or a laptop of equal or lesser value!
At the end of the marathon, you'll be entered to win for every $20 you've donated total!
There's also an Early Bird prize draw for donations given before the marathon!
*Only the Digital-only versions of Playstation 5 and Xbox Series
What can you expect to see during the marathon? Here's what we've announced, and you can see the schedule here!
Follow us on social media to stay up to date and see what we're up to!
May 13th announcement: New Pokemon Snap, Bowser's Fury, and Super Mario 64 ROM Hack "Cursed Castles"!
May 17th announcement: Chess (that's right, chess!), Yu-Gi-Oh, and a session of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition!
May 24th announcement: Team games to build our cooperative muscles! World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Valorant!
May 27th announcement: Games our President submitted to play! Dark Souls Remastered, Monster Hunter Rise, World of Horror, and Fictorum!
May 14th announcement: Rogue-Like Relay! How many rogue-like games, (such as Hades, The Binding of Isaac, and Slay The Spire) can we finish in 6 hours?
May 19th announcement: Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers, Roller Coaster Tycoon, and Mario Party 3!
May 25th announcement: Horror games to stir the blood! Resident Evil: Village, Phasmophobia, and Devour!
May 29th announcement: Multiplayer games to bond over! Valheim, Overcooked 2, Super Mario Party, and It Takes Two!
May 31st announcement: Our final reveal of games, A Hat In Time, Kind Words, Stardew Valley, and Type Knight. Full schedule coming June 1st!