American Red Cross & Skillz Unite for National Game Day to Aid Disaster Relief Efforts
In honor of tomorrow’s National Video Games Day, Skillz is partnering with the American Red Cross to raise money for disaster relief through a mobile esports tournament. This tournament will run from Saturday, September 12 at 10am PT until Sunday, September 13 at 10pm PT. Players can also view more information at redcross.org/skillz.
There are currently 101 active large fires across the country, with a concentration on the West Coast. These natural disasters come at a critical time for our world amid the coronavirus pandemic, as the United States surpasses 6.4 million confirmed cases.
In March 2020, Skillz and the American Red Cross raised $40,000 to help alleviate blood shortages as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Skillz and the Red Cross also partnered in 2019 to support the families and communities affected by the California wildfires, raising over $41,000 in one tournament. In a continuation of this partnership, Skillz and the Red Cross are now launching mobile esports tournaments to help ensure people affected by disasters both big and small receive the support they need.
Skillz is committed to leveraging the power of the mobile gaming community to tackle persistent challenges and support important causes. Through its leading mobile games platform, Skillz has activated thousands of new nonprofit donors during charity tournaments.
How to Enter:
- Download Solitaire Cube
- Watch a short video to get your FREE ENTRY*
- Enter the event titled “Red Cross – G4G”
- Play in the event as many times as you wish
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit redcross.org or Twitter at @RedCross.
Recently recognized as a 2020 Inc. Private Titan, Skillz is revolutionizing the way modern philanthropies engage with donors by making charity fundraising fun, engaging, and accessible to everyone. Charity tournaments organized by Skillz have benefited a diverse group of nonprofits, including the American Cancer Society, NAACP, Susan G. Komen, and World Wildlife Fund.
*FREE ENTRY is available in Solitaire Cube only. FREE ENTRY is only valid once per game, and paid entry is available thereafter.
100% of the net proceeds from this event will be donated. Net proceeds are calculated as Initial Deposit and Entry Fees, less prizes and tournament administration fees. Prizes may vary in select games. Delivery of physical prizes will take up to two weeks if you live in the continental U.S. and up to three weeks if you live outside the continental U.S. Special-order logo items such as the participation prize or Red Cross-branded items may take up to six to eight weeks to receive.