Winter 24-Hour Gaming Marathon: Gaming Through the Storm


Photo Credit: Bailey Noel

Maximus Tate, Contributor

On Saturday and Sunday, the Top-Secret Colonials hosted their 19th 24-Hour Gaming Marathon. The 24-Hour Gaming Marathon is an event where students play video games for a full 24 hour period to help towards a charity or cause.

Proceeds from the 24-Hour Gaming Marathon event went towards St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The event had a staggering 112 attendees who participated this year. Much like every other Gaming Marathon, this event hosted four tournaments for students to participate in. The featured tournaments were Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers, WWE and Madden. The tournament winners received gift cards as prizes.

Something new always seems to happen at every Gaming Marathon and this one is no different. Due to a powerful wind storm on Saturday, the event had a power outage. It only lasted around two minutes, but it was definitely a surprise for the attendees. Luckily, the Top-Secret Colonials were able to get everything in order and were able to provide food for attendees.

Katelyn Cole, one of the organizers, said, “We wanted to give a special shout out to (School of Informatics, Humanities, and Social Sciences advisor) Anne Marie (Buschiazzo) who provided cupcakes to the event and brought her adorable dog as well,” said Katelyn Cole, one of the event organizers.

The 24-Hour Gaming Marathon is definitely a stand out event that occurs every semester and we cannot wait for what the next one has in store for students.