Summer Games Done Quick raises record $2.1 million for charity


Charity speed-running event Summer Games Done Quick has raised a record $2.1 million for charity. 

The event, which took place over the course of a week in Bloomington, Minnesota, saw 153 speed-runs of games completed for charity – and the money it raised will go to Doctors Without Borders, a charity which provides emergency healthcare around the world.

The Summer Games Done Quick organisers tweeted: “$2,122,529.20, that’s a new SGDQ record! Thank you so so much to all of you for your support in helping us reach a new record for #SGDQ2018.”

Games Done Quick events have taken place several times a year since 2011; the organisation’s flagship event is Awesome Games Done Quick, and this year’s iteration, in January, raised a record $2.25 million for charity. Which renders the record-breaking nature of Summer Games Done Quick an even greater achievement. 

If you’re partial to speed-runs, you can watch all of the ones performed for Summer Games Done Quick on its YouTube site.  And if you’re interested in contributing or finding out more, head to the Games Done Quick website.