Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Gaming for a Cause

One of the many reasons I love my job is because of the people I get to meet in the community.

Recently, I have been communicating with Charles Bell, founder of Game Warriors: Gaming for a Cause; and have added him to my list of people that make our community strong. Charles founded an organization, which is seeking non-profit status, that I feel will help promote the caring and supportive attitude for which Minden is known.

My generation is often looked at as the "Now" generation – selfish, lacking patience and determination. Charles's efforts to start a non-profit, which raises awareness of various issues and funds for other non-profits, is the type of out-reach young people are looking for.

Charles has taken negative circumstances he has been through and has turned them into positives, not only for himself, but also for non-profits and our community.

His goals of "putting the fun back into fundraising," and educating tournament goers of social issues, are the perfect match for a not only the "gamer" community, but for us all.

With innovative thinkers like Charles, who has matched video games with fundraising, our community is stronger. Having a community of youth and young adults who have empathy for others means our community will continue to be a place where people are loving and supportive for many years to come.

Even though I do not play video games, my family and I will attend the tournament Saturday, to buy a lunch plate and support Game Warriors, RAAIN (which this tournament is benefiting), and the future of Minden.

Held at Webster Parish Fair Grounds Forestry Building, tournament registration begins Saturday at 11 a.m.. Pork loin and leg quarter lunch plates will be sold for $7 and hotdogs for $1, from that time until gone. For more information about Game Warriors or RAAIN, see Wednesday's issue of the Minden Press-Herald or call Charles Bell at 455-7660 or email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Jeri Bloxom is the Education Reporter and Community Editor of the Minden Press-Herald.






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