Anime Club raises $1,000 for children’s charity with video games

Anime Club raises $1,000 for children’s charity with video games

Detroit Mercy x Extra Life groups of players 2019

Detroit Mercy Anime Club doubled its initial goal and raised $1,069 at the first-ever video game charity stream, Detroit Mercy x Extra Life, April 15. The small group of students organized a 12-hour video game and food bash in the Student Fitness Center, one of the longest-running single events in campus history, serving more than 200 participants. Money raised at the event will go to Beaumont Children’s in Royal Oak, part of the Children’s Miracle Network.

Detroit Mercy Anime Club members plan to visit Beaumont Children’s to volunteer with the kids and deliver the final check over the summer.

Thank you to all student organizations and Greek life that signed up to play live Twitch main stage, including University Recreation, Theatre Company, Political Science Association, TEDxDetroitMercy, Sigma Pi, Student Alumni Association, Chemistry Club, Tri Sigma, Phi Kappa Theta and Alpha Phi Omega. This event was sponsored by the Detroit Mercy Anime Club, coordinated by MarCom Communications Specialist Timmy Nelson ’11 and supported by a Mission Micro Grant and Student Government Association Grant. To learn more about the Extra Life non-profit organization, click here.

If any organization is looking to play on next year’s stage, or if a department is interested in co-sponsoring the event, contact the club at

The Detroit Mercy Anime Club is a slice of life organization: a group of passionate nerds who gather to share and appreciate the art of storytelling through all forms of traditional and digital media. Together, they support anime, video games, positivity, memes and more!

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Detroit Mercy Anime Club 2019

Detroit Mercy x Extra Life Relaxing

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