Leading gaming headset and audio accessory brand Turtle Beach and its Hamburg, Germany-based PC brand ROCCAT, today announced their line-up of brand ambassadors coming together to stream for the Gamers Outreach charity. Turtle Beach and ROCCAT will take over the Spooktacular Screamathon event tomorrow, Thursday, October 29, 2020 starting as early as 8:00 a.m. ET, and fans can follow their favorite ambassadors as they stream throughout the day, as well as donate during the streams. Turtle Beach, ROCCAT, and their ambassadors aim to raise and donate over $25,000 for Gamers Outreach’s Project GO Kart program, which creates portable video game kiosks for hospitals that are beneficial for patients, doctors, nurses, and child life specialists as they provide bedside recreation for children unable to leave their hospital rooms. Turtle Beach and ROCCAT ambassadors participating in the stream takeover include KayPea, Scump, JZR, FabuRocks, Erin Ashley Simon, and Kontrol Freak. Be sure to check out each of their Twitch channels tomorrow, and contributions can be made by going to the Turtle Beach Spooktacular Screamathon fundraising page.
“Gamers Outreach is a wonderful organization working for an amazing cause, and we’re grateful to continue working together to support their effort to provide more game kiosks for hospitals,” said Juergen Stark, Chairman and CEO, Turtle Beach. “With many hospitals not allowing visitors due to COVID-19 precautions, the ability for patients – kids in particular – to play games and keep themselves entertained is more important now than ever before. So, a sincere ‘thank you’ to Gamers Outreach for all the tremendous work they do, and I’m very proud of what we are all doing as a part of this program.”
Gamers Outreach started its GO Karts initiative provide kids with an outlet for relief, socialization, and a sense of normalcy during treatment in the hospital. The carts provide a safe, flexible, and efficient way to ensure children have access to entertainment and coping mechanisms during long-term hospitalization. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Gamers Outreach has received a surge in requests for more GO Karts. With many hospitals adopting stricter protocols, kids are experiencing new levels of isolation. GO Karts create access to games and socialization even when it can’t be in person.
“Gamers Outreach is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Turtle Beach and ROCCAT,” said David Fraser, Director of Development, Gamers Outreach. “Their dedication to making positive impact in the community is exemplary and demonstrates all the great things about gaming.”
During the Spooktacular Screamathon, every $3,500 will provide a GO Kart to a hospital. The funds raised will go directly towards sending new GO Karts to the hospitals of choice of Turtle Beach and ROCCAT’s ambassadors. These hospitals are located all around the United States and will provide gaming to thousands of kids annually.