Gamers can play to help Sparrow Children’s Center and CMN

Published: Oct. 11, 2012

Attention all gamers: here's a chance to play video games for hours and help the young Patients at Sparrow Children's Center.

A 24-hour gaming marathon will be held nationally starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network hospitals, such as Sparrow.

Participants may simply ask friends and family to sponsor their efforts with a monthly pledge or a one-time gift. Then, they can have a seat anywhere and play games with others across the nation. Games can be played on any platforms, including a mobile device. Many participants choose to play only video games, but participants can also play tabletop or other games.

Sign up is at and donations can be allocated for your local CMN hospital, including Sparrow.

Sparrow is the first hospital in mid-Michigan to offer a dedicated children's unit and is home to the region's only full-service pediatric emergency department. As the region's CMN hospital, Sparrow is able to provide families the most advanced technology and treatment options in pediatric and neonatal care.