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Classic Games Done Quick was held January 1-3, 2010 and raised over $11,000 for CARE (http://care.org). The marathon was focused mostly on 8 and 16-bit classic games and there were over 20 participants for the event. The marathon was fondly referred to as Mike's Abode Gaming festival in reference to MAGFest and the fact the marathon had to take place in Mike's basement (Mike Uyama is the event coordinator among other duties at SDA).
This was the first event officially held by SDA, and the one that begun the tradition of an annual January charity event.
Awesome Games Done Quick 2011 was held January 6-11, 2011 and raised over $53,000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation (http://preventcancer.org). This marathon was when SDA started holding the winter marathons in the 4-H Center because quite frankly, even the first marathon was too big for Mike's basement. There were over 50 participants and games from all eras were played, ranging from Nintendo Entertainment System to Nintendo Wii.
PCF's article on the success of the marathon can be found here.
Japan Relief Done Quick was held April 7-10, 2011. Unlike other marathons, this marathon was not streamed from one location and was held entirely online, in order to quickly assist in the relief efforts of the Japan earthquake of 2011. The event raised over $24,500 for Doctors Without Borders.
Doctors Without Borders' has a mention on their fundraiser page of the event.
Summer Games Done Quick 2011 was held August 4-6, 2011. The marathon was held in SDA member Essentia's house in West Bountiful, Utah, and had around 20 participants. The marathon raised over $20,500 for the Organization for Autism Research.
OAR posted an article on the event's success!
Awesome Games Done Quick 2012 was held January 4-10th, 2012. The marathon was yet again held in the National 4-H Center and had over 85 participants. Donators exceeded 8500 from around the globe. Viewership averaged 5000, with spikes reaching as high as 12000. To date, this has been SDA's most successful marathon. SDA raised a total of $149,000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
PCF's article on the event's outstanding success is here.
Summer Games Done Quick 2012 was held May 24-28th, 2012 and raised over $45,000 for the Organization for Autism Research. Around 40 participants were there for the event. Like the previous SGDQ, SDA member Essentia provided her family's home to host the event.
Awesome Games Done Quick was held in January of 2013, and raised over $448, 000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation! Over 100 participants were there for the event.
The marathon archive for AGDQ2013 is now available. We will have a fresh new section for the archive soon, but until then, you can find the archived videos here: http://archive.org/details/AwesomeGamesDoneQuick2013. Runs are listed in order of when they were ran at the marathon (follows the schedule below). Each run has several qualities, with 4M being the highest.
Overall, SDA has raised over $748,000 across four separate charities.