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October 3, 2005
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The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation has announced its sixth annual 'Nite To Unite-affiliated computer and video game industry charity auction, featuring rare computer and video games and memorabilia, benefiting children's charities. The auction will be held on eBay from Friday, October 7 through Friday, October 14, and hundreds of items will be auctioned, including a 6 ft., lifesize statue of Master Chief from Halo, a PlayStation 2 signed by the cast of Alias, and tickets to private parties at next year's E3Expo. These set of charity auction will be followed by Nite to Unite itself, to be held on October 18 in San Francisco, and to honor George Lucas with the 2005 Champions Award for his contributions to the gaming industry. The ESA Foundation was created by the American interactive entertainment software industry to support and provide opportunities that can make a difference in the lives of America’s youth. The Foundation is fully supported by proceeds from "A Nite to Unite—for Kids," its annual fund-raiser that has raised more than more than $6.7 million in the last six years. The Foundation provided grants to support: Boys and Girls Clubs of America; Delinquency Prevention Initiative - Year three, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Web Wise Kids, Just Think Foundation, YouthVision Challenge, Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) project, the expansion of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland Computer Learning Center, Starlight Starbright Foundation, PAX, Inc, Association of Hole in the Wall Camps and Work Achievement, Values and Education (WAVE).
About the Author(s)
Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.
He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.
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