Toronto’s own HitGrab game studio managed to raise a whopping $30,000 for SickKids‘ new paediatric hospital. This was accomplished through the inaugural Hibernian Summer Games, and with the help of the studio’s game, Clan O’Conall and the Crown of the Stag.
In fact, Hitgrab actually raised $36,605.03, which is quite impressive.
With $36,605 (and 3 cents!) raised against an initial $10,000 fundraising goal, it’s fair to say that the competitors at the inaugural Hibernian Summer Games outperformed even their own wildest expectations. The funds raised for the SickKids Foundation go towards the construction of a new paediatric hospital, enabling SickKids’ physicians and staff to do their best work and empowering the patients and families in their care. Patients such as artist, streamer and fundraiser CarsonDrewIt.
‘Participation in the Hibernian Summer Games was a great experience and the perfect opportunity to continue my support of SickKids. I grew up with scoliosis; however, doctors caught it fairly late. Being based in the Toronto area, SickKids provided the care and help I needed to get a back brace – greatly improving my quality of life through my teen years and helping to slow the curving of my spine as I progressed into adulthood. This charity event was not only another valuable opportunity to give back to an organisation that has personally helped me, but also a chance to show up for the friends of mine who work for HitGrab, the studio that organized the event. The Hibernian Summer Games felt like the perfect match – raising some money for an organisation I love supporting, experiencing a great game, and making art inspired by it.’ – CarsonDrewIt