Microsoft holding Charity for Children event

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Calling all Xbox360 owners, don’t miss your chance to give something back to those who haven’t had the same opportunities or healthy lives as yourself by simply doing what you love, playing games. Get involved and enjoy a free weekend of Xbox Live Gold with Microsoft as they host the Gaming and Giving for Good (G3), Xbox Live charity event on October 1st to aid those less fortunate.

The proceeds of the event are going to the Children’s Miracle Network which raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals across the US and Canada; truly a good a cause as any. Microsoft will be providing any participating player with free Gold memberships for the weekend, with participants obtaining donations based on every hour of gameplay they complete.

“We are inspired by the support from the gaming community and how it has rallied around our Extra Life programs to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said John Lauck, CEO of the Children’s Miracle Network.
“We’re honored and thrilled that Xbox is helping the Extra Life fundraising effort with its G3 event on Xbox LIVE.”

Other main sponsors of the event include Gamespot, Hulu and 2K games as well as Capcom, Square Enix and EA (so thumbs up to these guys for additional support). It’s really easy to take part so visit this site for more information and all the participating details will be there for you.

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