Summer Games Done Quick 2020 is now an online event
The previously postponed Summer Games Done Quick is now an online-only event, Games Done Quick has announced.
The event was originally scheduled to take place in Bloomington, Minnesota, but will now be online only with runners participating from their homes and streaming their runs live via the Games Done Quick Twitch channel. Summer Games Done Quick will run from August 16th-23rd and 100 percent of all online donations will go toward Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).
“We would like to thank the community for its patience while we were figuring out the best way to proceed with Summer Games Done Quick 2020,” Kasumi Yogi, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Games Done Quick. said. “We’re excited to continue showcasing some of the most talented speedrunners in the world while observing best practices to keep everyone safe in the midst of a global pandemic.”
“We are extremely excited that SGDQ will be held online this year,” Jeremy Wells, Fundraising Manager at Doctors Without Borders, added. “We’ll be able to keep up the momentum of MSF’s biggest annual global fundraiser, while also acknowledging the challenges we are all facing during these unprecedented times. See you online in August!”
Earlier this year, Games Done Quick held the online-only Corona Relief Done Quick which raised more than $400,000 for Direct Relief.
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