GAMES DONATIONS TO THE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN IN TORONTO
EA KITCHENER PARTICATING IN MOVEMBER
Kevin Stewart, Software Developer at EA’s Kitchener office, is urging the EAK crew to use leftover game points to buy specific games, which will then be donated to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. His motivation? “One of the biggest issues when kids are in hospitals is boredom. They can’t get out; they can’t get their minds off what’s happening because there’s nothing to do.Video games can help a bit by providing a way to occupy them and not think about the bad things that are going down.”
To date, Kevin has secured both cash and points donations totaling over $800, which translates to approximately 40 games.
Chris Gander, Software Developer and Movember Team Captain at EA’s Kitchener office, has put out the call to the crew: “Remember, remember the first of Movember of faces shorn hairless and clean. I know of no reason that this Movember season shall not be the hairiest we've seen.”
No one at EAK is growing a ‘Guy Fawkes’, or initiating any treasonous plots, however the mustaches do cause some to look a bit… criminal. Thus, we’re taking weekly mug shots of the mustached men to track the hair growth!
This year EAK is an officially sanctioned team within the global EA Movember group; competition is steep to see who can raise the most money to help promote awareness about Men’s Health. Check us out here: http://ca.movember.com/team/607265
Pictures of MOVEMBER participants
BIOWARE IS ONCE AGAIN PROUD TO HOST TEAMS FOR MOVEMBER
On Movember 1st, our guys registered at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men will groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.
This year we are doing things a little differently. We have pitted Dragon Age against Mass Effect to see which franchise can raise the most money and grow the best Mo!
Some of the events revolving around Movember include:
- Pub Party mid-month where all of our participants and their friend came together to celebrate the stache.
- A company vote to determine the final style of stache that our studio GM will shave his beard into.
- A month end party to celebrate and recognize the work and fundraising efforts of our Mo Brothas and Mo Sisters.