INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 1st, 2015) -- Downtown Indy is packed for day three of the huge gaming convention "Gen Con."
"Visit Indy" representatives say the event brings-in around 60,000 people and makes a $67 million dollar impact on our economy, but it also brings-in money for a local charity each year. This year, the chosen charity is The Julian Center.
One balloon sculptor is auctioning-off the chance to ‘slay’ this creature:
Meanwhile, annual events like "Cardhalla" let anyone join the fun by building structures out of playing cards. The highest bidder gets to knock it all down with coins and money raised goes directly to The Julian Center.
"It's going towards all the men, women and children who’ve been abused, so, it’s very nice to have something that’s helping out the community and it’s a local charity," said volunteer Jonathan Gorski.
The "Cardhalla" auction takes place at 10 p.m. Saturday, but that’s not the only way exhibitors are raising money for a cause. The Gen Con game "BattleKasters" is donating money to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. The cause is fitting, since the entire game is based on a book. The author, Alane Adams, says she wanted to create the game to get more kids excited about reading.
"BattleKasters" will donate $2 dollars for every game download and they’ve already promised $2,500 to the foundation so far.
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