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Using Mobile Games to Help Kids Heal

By Skillz on March 6, 2020 in Blog Posts

Life is Good Playmakers and Skillz Host Charitable Competitions in Skillz Games March 7-8, Rewarding Players with Prizes and Discounts

Life is Good Playmakers, the charitable arm of the Life is Good Company, and mobile esports platform Skillz Inc. are hosting mobile games tournaments March 7-8 to raise funds to help children overcome early childhood trauma. 

Tournament participants will be able to win Life is Good gear including t-shirts, caps, bags, and other great Life is Good prizes while playing for a great cause. The Life is Good Playmakers organization supports childcare professionals like teachers, nurses, and social workers, who create life-changing relationships and environments where kids can heal, learn, and grow. 

Hundreds of prizes will be awarded during the weekend of competitions across Skillz popular mobile game titles and every participant will also earn a Life is Good discount for taking part. Visit games.skillz.com to download and participate in Skillz-enabled mobile games. Skillz will donate 100% of the proceeds from every Life Is Good tournament to support Playmakers mission of harnessing the power of optimism to help kids heal.

“Optimism is the single most important tool that a child can have in order to overcome adversity and lead a healthy, fulfilling and meaningful life,” says Steve Gross, Founder and Chief Playmaker of the Life is Good Playmakers. “We support the frontline professionals that dedicate their lives to building healing, life-changing relationships with our nation’s most vulnerable children and are so grateful that through the convenience and fun of mobile gaming, so many people will be able to help ensure that life is good for all kids.  

“Skillz mobile tournaments can help partners like Playmakers launch digital campaigns that reach a younger demographic and engage donors in fun, fair, and meaningful competitions,” said Andrew Paradise, Founder and CEO of Skillz.  

The Life is Good Playmakers provide workshops, tools, and coaching to over 15,000 childcare professionals across the United States and Haiti. With an optimistic approach to trauma-informed care, Playmakers help over 1,000,000 children each year overcome childhood trauma associated with poverty, violence, and illness.

Skillz is changing the way modern philanthropies engage donors by raising funds for charities through mobile games tournaments available to anyone, anywhere with an iOS or Android device. Skillz has previously leveraged its platform to help charitable organizations like the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, World Wildlife Fund, and NFL Hall of Famers Steve Young and Jerry Rice’s 8 to 80 Zone reach a younger mobile-first demographic through digital fundraisers that reach new donors through fun, fair, and meaningful competition.