Want to look good, earn free games and give money to a kids’ charity Save The Children? Obviously only the very evil would answer “no” to that question, so here’s something for you: gaming personality and social activist Bachir “Athene” Boumaaza has teamed up with awesome gaming peripheral-maker Razer to sell T-shirts and help make money for the Gaming for Good initiative.
Athene is definitely the guy to team up with, as his previous fund-raising efforts netted a very impressive $10 million (that’s nearly R110 million) for hunger relief in 2013.
Razer is offering Athene’s custom-made T-shirts exclusively on the Razer store, and every cent raised from the purchase of said shirts will go directly to Gaming for Good, which in turn hands it to Save the Children. Shirts will be available in various sizes, and in two styles – one for men, one for women.
The shirts aren’t available yet, but gamers will be able to pre-order them from sometime in July 2014 for $39.99 (around R430) apiece. If you’d like to sign up to be notified the second pre-orders are open, head over to this page on Razer’s website. And yes, the Razer Store ships to South Africa.
Gaming for Good is Athene’s personal initiative that offers games in exchange for donations. Donations unlock “Points”, which can then be redeemed against games. If you work it out, the prices you’ll pay for games on the Gaming for Good website are slightly higher than they are elsewhere, but every single cent you give goes directly to the Save the Children charity. Not even the games’ developers get anything.
So far, the site has earned over $11.2 million of its $11.6 million goal.
Boumaaza rose to fame with a series of YouTube videos in which he portrayed himself as an eccentric World of Warcraft player.