Earlier today, the AbleGamers Charity and MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL announced the results of a recent charity APEX Legends livestream event. The event featured several well known Twitch streamers as well as a guest appearance from NBA player Myles Turner. The event raised $64,000 through donations in support of AbleGamers and a matched contribution of $50,000 from MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL.
“It’s an absolute pleasure to work with the MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL team to raise awareness for players with disabilities, as both organizations believe in fostering inclusive communities,” says AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn. “I love that PepsiCo approached us with the idea of using its tremendous platform to help further our mission of creating opportunities to enable play, and improve the quality of life, for people with disabilities.”
“Since the inception of MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL, our commitment has been to stay focused on the needs of all gamers and to bring value to the in-game experience. This commitment extends beyond the beverage, and into pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of gameplay,” said Erin Chin, Senior Director of Marketing, Mountain Dew. “So when we met the team at The AbleGamers Charity, we were excited to join them in support of their cause to champion the power of doing by making gaming a possibility for everyone, no matter the obstacles in the way.”
The 12-hour event which featured some well known Twitch streamers such as Aydan, H3CZ, NiceWigg, took place on August 10, 2019. The streams were available on each entertainer’s Twitch channel respectively, on the AbleGamers official channel, and on the Twitch.tv front page for part of the day, courtesy of Twitch.
About The AbleGamers Charity
The AbleGamers Charity is a 501©(3) charity that wields the power of video games to break down the barriers of economic and social isolation for people with disabilities. Through received support and donations, AbleGamers provides disabled gamers with assistive technologies (including their Expansion Pack program) that allow those with limited real-world mobility to experience what it is like to walk, run, climb, drive and even fly – in a virtual world. AbleGamers additionally advises developers and publishers on how to best incorporate accessibility options so that their video game titles may reach and appeal to the widest and most diverse audience possible. To read AbleGamers articles, or to find out how your support or donations can help them positively impact an even greater number of individuals with disabilities, please visit www.ablegamers.org.