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GuardianCon Raises Nearly $3 Million for St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Leading Up to Tampa Convention Center Event

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GuardianCon may be full of fun and games, but these creators are playing for much more than simple entertainment—they’re raising money for a heartwarming cause.

Leading up to the GuardianCon meetup, which takes place this weekend at the Tampa Convention Center, a select group of creators have been participating in an online charity marathon to raise money for St Jude’s Research Hospital. Nearly $3 MILLION have been raised to date through the online video game streaming service, Twitch, thanks to donations from generous viewers.

The Twitch charity marathon started on July 5th, and ends today, July 12th, right before the GuardianCon event at the Tampa Convention Center. During GuardianCon (July 13-14), fans can meet some of their favorite streamers, including NINJA, Gothalion, Professor Broman, and others who have supported the St Jude’s fund raiser. Fans will also be able to donate to the cause during the event to help GuardianCon exceed their charity mission.

The Tampa Convention Center is ready to welcome professional gamers, creators, and fans to Tampa this weekend and support such a great cause.

To learn more about GuardianCon and to get tickets, visit www.guardiancon.co.

To donate to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital with GuardianCon, click here.

About GuardianCon

 GuardianCon was founded by Tampa residents, Cory Michael, Ben Bowman, and Kevin Murray--more commonly known by their gamer tags KingGothalion, ProfessorBroman and kmagic101. The professional gamers met while playing Destiny and have now ranked amongst the top 100 gamers in the world. The three decided to create GuardianCon as a way to engage the gaming community. This year the focus has grown to charity, hosting one of the largest gaming charity events in the world. Regarding the decision to raise funds for St Jude's Children's Hospital, Boman told the Tampa Bay Times, "It came from saying, we have this community now how can we do good?... And this is the first year we're thinking beyond just being something that gamer are proud of, but thinking of it as something that all of Tampa can be proud of."