The AbleGamers Foundation will hold its second round of fundraising for the "SpawnTogether" initiative this weekend, bringing a long list of influencers together in the effort.
The initiative aims to raise $1 million by Sept. 15, the 41st birthday of AbleGamers COO and public face Steven Spohn, in order to ensure the foundation can continue its work even in his absence.
"When you have medical professionals telling you that your terminal illnesses are going to kill you ‘any day now,’ you stop planning ahead. But here I am," Spohn said in a statement. "After 15 years of putting my all into building an organization for disabled people to combat social isolation, my wish is for it to continue on without me, whenever that time comes. If I have any chance of making this dream come true, I’m going to need all the help I can get."
Spohn and Ablegamers have found some of that help in the form of several prominent influencers, including iJustine, Alanah Pearce, Greg Miller, Felicia Day, and plenty of others. These figures will all rally around the SpawnTogether fundraising initiative, some hosting charity streams, others putting on digital events of their own throughout the weekend of March 19. All will be raising money for the foundation.
To date, the SpawnTogether initiative has raised just under $300,000. For those looking to donate more than money, the initiative's Tiltify page allows people to set up their own fundraisers to contribute to the cause. Guidelines for fundraising can be found here.