Readers of ZI are surely familiar with our previous coverage of various Zelda-related charity events, with The Speed Gamers past attempts to run through a string of Zelda titles in an effort to raise money for assorted programs perhaps being the most notable. Today, we bring you news of a similar event—a group known as The Zelda Marathon are attempting to raise money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters St. Catharines – Thorold & District, a community-based organization that aids the community’s youth through mentoring, friendship, counseling and support services. For every $500 donated, members of the team must engage in some ridiculous/borderline ridiculous activity, including the eating of sardines, the trying on of Zelda costumes, and, if $5000 is reached, a Triforce being waxed onto the chest of this dude named Dave. Full information below:
The intent of The Zelda Marathon is to raise funds in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters St. Catharines – Thorold & District. The funds will directly support their organization by aiding in the production of future fundraising efforts, helping their mentorship programs and making successful mentorship matches.
The event will begin Nov.27th at 6 p.m. Eastern Time and will end when we have completed all 7 games. We will be playing : The Legend of Zelda, The Adventure of Link, A Link To The Past, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, The Wind Waker and The Twilight Princess. Also, we are very excited to announce that we will be playing and broadcasting LIVE from Big Brothers Big Sisters Headquarters in St. Catharines. This is going to add such a wonderful element to the marathon, and will also afford some of the Little Brothers the chance to come help us play the games!
For every major donation goal we hit, there will be a corresponding punishment or act of entertainment that we are committed to doing (Refer to the donation goal list HERE).
We’ll keep you updated.