Today, The AbleGamers Foundation COO Steven Spohn announced the second official run of his deeply personal Spawn Together fundraising initiative, this time coined Spawn2gether, starting on September 15, 2021. The initial Spawn Together campaign met its $1 million fundraising goal with vigorous support from within and well beyond the video game community. The goal of Spawn2gether is to raise another $1 million for AbleGamers to advance the charity’s mission in creating opportunities to enable play and foster inclusive communities for people with disabilities through the power of video games for years to come.
Spawn2gether will operate similarly to the inaugural campaign, calling upon community support to rally aid (both through donations and increasing awareness) with fundraising campaigns through Tiltify. There is no minimum or maximum goal for individual campaigns — the focus of the initiative is working together with friends and family to do good for a great cause. The difference this year is Steven is excitedly introducing a team of “Champions” in this incarnation of the campaign, a group that includes fundraising juggernauts and esteemed Twitch personalities Lilsimsie, AshleyRoboto, Jambo, Imperial, and Bloodyfaster. The five champions embody the caring, generous, and empathetic spirit Steve wanted to draw together when beginning the campaign over a year ago. These champions and their communities will work together to drive the campaign forward by raising awareness and leading high fundraising goals while asking their friends to join them in this mission to fully support gamers with disabilities.
“I always wanted this to feel like less of a formal fundraising campaign and more like a community-driven support network. It grew into something bigger than I could have imagined,” said Steven Spohn, COO, AbleGamers. “Spawn2gether is a call to action to anyone who believes in supporting the disabled community and people who love video games. Together, year after year, we can do so much good for the world if we all just SpawnTogether.”
The Spawn2gether campaign officially begins on September 15, 2021.
Kerri is a disabled assistant editor and news writer for BWT. She is motivated by her love of words, commas, comics, and all things geeky