Gamers prepare to play 24 hours to raise money

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Now a perfectly legitimate excuse for gamers to play 24 hours straight.

KKCO 11 News master control director Mike Lawrie will be participating along with 700 other Reddit forum subscribers in a 24-hour game-a-thon. From 8 a.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. Sunday, Lawrie will play video games,all to raise money for Children's Hospital Colorado.

Even though he'll be sleep deprived, Lawrie couldn't pass up an opportunity to help a meaningful cause.

"I like charities, I like doing things for people, for the less fortunate. Since I'm in good health, I might as well help people who aren't in good health. I checked [out the fundraiser], and sure enough the Children's Hospital of Colorado was on there. I clicked on that, signed up for Extra Life, [and] set my goal of $500," Lawrie said.

So far Lawrie's team Reddit has raised $57,000, but Lawrie is hoping to raise more.

Donations will be accepted until 8 a.m. Sunday. You can donate to Lawrie's page by clicking here: Mike Lawrie donations

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