TheSpeedGamers in Texas Begin Marathon to Help ACT Today! Fulfill its Mission, Providing Care and Treatment for Children with Autism

Top Quote TheSpeedGamers Pokemon Marathon benefiting ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) will run from June 15-22, 2012 online at End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 01, 2012 - TheSpeedGamers are at it again…dedicating hundreds of spellbound, speed gaming hours to help ACT Today!, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to care and treatment for children with autism. TheSpeedGamers' Pokémon marathon runs June 15 - June 22, 2012, and can be seen online at

    "TheSpeedGamers are incredible! Sensational! We can't praise these young gamers enough," says ACT Today!'s Executive Director Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson. "This is the fourth marathon that TheSpeedGamers have hosted for our non-profit. Over the course of three years, TheSpeedGamers have raised over $115,000 for ACT Today!. We are truly grateful for such a dedicated and generous group of gamers who are joining us in the mission to help children with autism."

    Jackson and web-show personality Shannon Penrod ("Let's Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy") urge web crawlers to help spread the word of TheSpeedGamers' June marathon. The promotional video can be seen at

    In December 2008, TheSpeedGamers raised $5,923 for ACT Today! in 72 hours. They broke the 2008 record the following year, with over $50,730 raised in 168 hours. And, in June 2010 they surpassed the previous year again by raising over $57,400 in 189 hours.

    "When many people think of gamers, they tend to think of them as lazy or unproductive," says TheSpeedGamers' founder Britt LaRiviere. "However, this image is just an unfortunate stereotype. TheSpeedGamers are passionate about gaming and committed to helping non-profits like ACT Today! which provide direct help to those in need."

    TheSpeedGamers will end their week long fundraising campaign for ACT Today! on Friday at 6 pm CST. Donations will be accepted on behalf of ACT Today! at through Friday, June 22, 2012.

    For more information about the June 15-22 fundraising marathon, visit

    About ACT Today!:
    ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing treatment services and support to families of children with autism who cannot afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their full potential. For more information about ACT Today!, visit:

    About TheSpeedGamers:
    TheSpeedGamers are based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, but have members from around the world. The group was founded by Britt LaRiviere in March 2008, and has since raised over $300,000 for non-profit organizations across the country.

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