365 Beaver Kreek Center Unit B, North Liberty, IA 52317

X-wing H.O.T.H. Charity Tournament

KCRG’s piece on the 2015 HOTH tournament: http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/h-o-t-h-its-not-just-a-planet-from-the-empire-strikes-back-20151023

Heartland X-wing Players, it’s time to gear up for Worlds with the second annual HOTH – Heartland Open Tournament for Henry. October 24th, Coralville, Iowa hosted at Geek City!

In collaboration with many many helpful faces, (Jason Clark, Dave Curtis, Patrick Wilcox) we’re going to hold our second charity tournament for the Extra Life foundation on October 24th, benefiting the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Last year was a tremendous success and was covered by KCRG (seen http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/star-wars-table-game-raises-funds-for-ui-childrens-hospital-20141005). We raised over $1200 dollars and had past world champions and other national and regional high-caliber players attending. Players attended from all over the midwest to challenge themselves prior to Worlds.

Start times: 9:30AM on-site registration and check-in. Player meeting 9:50 with start immediately thereafter. Number of rounds based on attendance followed by a cut depending on entries. Capacity will be limited, but we hope to have around 50.

Regarding the Charity, Extra Life is a national organization dedicated to raising money for children’s hospitals nationwide. My page on the Extra Life Website is http://www.extra-life.org/participant/HOTH My contribution for fundraising is to host an xwing tournament. Making it a regional event last year was a fabulous way to bring together a lot of great players while benefiting the hospital of my choice, the UI Children’s Hospital.

On a personal level, my son Henry was born without a right pulmonary artery. His lung was not connected to his heart at birth, six weeks early. Through unbelievable efforts, a radical surgery by the late Dr. James Davis which was recently published in a journal of medicine, and state of the art facilities at the UI, Henry is a happy and healthy 4-year-old with no artificial parts in him and a spectacular heart and lungs. I owe my world to the UI Children’s Hospital which I why I’ve selected them as my recipient for any funds we raise through the charity.

There will be more news to come but if you wish to help at all it is highly encouraged. You can either donate directly on the website to the charity, or if you’re really helpful you can donate towards prize support in the form of anything you can think of. Simply send me an email at hothcharity@gmail.com and I’ll get you my address and you can mail anything you want to me to either be included in prize support or silent auctioned. I’m talking anything here. Ships, art, lint, whatever. Maybe not lint. Basically since this is a charity tournament, we need your support to make sure this good cause gets the support it deserves. OR, go to this wish list on amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1WH2TCZ3U7SZY/ref=cm_wl_list_o_1? and buy a prize. It’ll be delivered to me and go directly into the prize pool. More prizes = more players = more money raised!

So let’s fly some ships and blow each other up….. for the kids!

REGISTRATION: If you want to register, go to www.extra-life.org/participant/HOTH and go to “Support Me”. When you make a donation, go to “Other” amount and put in 20.00. Then in the message type Entry Fee so that we can add you. You can also donate in cash to myself (James McDonald) or Jason Clark at Geek City Games or Patrick Wilcox. If you pay your entry fee at Geek City, it will be  (tax is a bummer). SPACE IS LIMITED, but all donations of any amount are welcome.

More to come!

– Sunny

TL;DR Send star wars or other geek stuff for prize support! Help out a great cause. Email me at hothcharity@gmail.com and I’ll get you the address. Donate to www.extra-life.org/participant/HOTH