Saturday, 8 October 2011

Charity Starts at Home... BoxeR's Home

Following a little bit of back-and-forth between Sundance and Richard Lewis on Twitter tonight, I feel the urge to post on the subject of charity.  For those who missed it, Sundance was asking Twitter followers for charities in order to partner them with MLG.  It's pretty easy for a cynic like Lewis (and, frankly, myself) to wonder why he didn't just do some private research.  Whatever.

But what people don't know is that MLG already donates to a charity.  It's a little known Korean-based charity for past-his-prime SC2 player, BoxeR.  The Brood War legend has given up on his dream of winning prize money in SC2, but MLG has set up a unique charity fund to make sure that he won't fall into poverty.  They graciously donated around $22,000 USD, allowing him to fly to America and compete in an upcoming MLG tournament, all with the luxury of a hotel suite and a $500 a day allowance.

Lets not forget, the prize money for finishing first at an MLG SC2 tournament is $5,000 so that 22k is no small contribution.  It's good to see that despite MLG's burgeoning success they still have their priorities right.

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