Mario Marathon 5
It’s getting to be that time of year, everyone. A sure sign that summer is around the corner. That’s right, it’s almost time for this year’s Mario Marathon!
It starts June 22nd at 11 am.
I’m starting to get excited. Seriously. This will be my fourth year watching.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, what Mario Marathon is or why you should watch, check out this post I wrote last year.
I’ve once again added the donation widget on my blog (look to the right), so if you feel so inclined – join me in donating to Child’s Play Charity. Kids in children’s hospitals around the world will benefit from toys and games – but more than that – smiles, entertainment and distraction from their treatment. Last year, $112,675 was raised.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – these guys (and galls) have a genius concept and truly “get” the importance of interacting with their audience. Social media managers everywhere, take note.
Case in point: Last year, even my mom joined in the fun, sending in a donation. Normally, donations flash across the screen, thanking each donor automatically. For some reason, this glitched during my mom’s donation and never showed up. They noticed. This resulted – take note of the hand-written sign in the bottom right above the logo:
People don’t donate for the recognition (at least not us), so my mom would not have been heartbroken if her name never appeared on screen. But this? This was just awesome and she was tickled pink.
So, my hats off to the entire Mario Marathon team for all their hard work. Here’s to another record-breaking year!