AbleGamers Charity Unlocktober Fundraiser Starts October 1st

AbleGamers Charity Unlocktober Fundraiser Starts October 1st

Steven Spohn aims to raise $1,000,000 on his birthday to support the AbleGamers Charity.

October marks the start of the AbleGamers Charity’s annual Unlocktober fundraising initiative. Each year, AbleGamers hosts the month-long event to help enable play for people with disabilities. The goal for this year’s Unlocktober is a bit different, however, as the funds raised will go toward the survival of the AbleGamers Charity itself.

AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn has been with the organization for more than a decade. To celebrate his 40th birthday this year, Spohn aims to raise $1,000,000 to ensure the future of AbleGamers and keep the charity running long after he’s gone.

“It’s been an uphill battle getting the game industry to take accessibility seriously, blazing a path alongside the most passionate advocates in the industry,” said Spohn in a recent news release. “In the end, all I want is to guarantee when time runs out on the invisible clock ticking above my head that others will be able to pick up where I left off.”

The AbleGamers 2020 fundraising initiative begins on October 1, 2020 and will continue through the end of the month. Content creators and streamers who wish to host their own fundraisers for Unlocktober can set up their own donation page on the AbleGamers website. An exclusive AbleGamers hoodie is up for grabs for creators who raise more than $500 during their fundraising campaigns.

To learn more about the AbleGamers Charity and its upcoming events, head over to the organization’s official website.