Thank You!!!

While I’m sure Chachi is working on a thank you of his own after he catches up on some sleep following this year’s Chachi Plays, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone involved for another great event

Chachi Plays 2014
Chachi Plays 2014

First and foremost, thanks to everyone who donated – both via PayPal and in person during the event.  Without you, we’d just be a bunch of folks playing video games in a public setting.  Thanks to your  donations we can help share the arts with Pittsburgh youth – and make a difference in kids’ lives.

Thanks to The Toonseum for again opening their doors and giving us a roof over our heads, some outlets to plug into, and a place to call “home” for 24 hours.  Thanks also to the awesome Toonseum volunteers and family who always make us feel at home during the event.

And thanks to the team – Chachi for foregoing sleep to play 24 hours of video games to raise funds and awareness for local kids, Sorg for capturing each minute of those 24 hours through the live video stream and the post-editing to create the time lapse version (which will be uploaded in the coming weeks for those who are interested in viewing a sped up version of the video stream), Chris for being an awesome tournament master and for helping manage some of the behind-the-scenes moving parts throughout the event, and everyone who has blogged, tweeted, facebooked, stopped by and otherwise offered support in the weeks and days before the event, during the event, and following the event.

Show Your Twitter Support for Chachi Plays

We’ve done this in years past.  And, it’s always been a fun show of support.  We’re asking folks to change their Twitter avatar to show their love for their favorite video game characters.  Whether it’s old school Mario & Luigi or new school Altier, show us your inner gamer between 7:00 p.m. tonight and 7:00 p.m. tomorrow!

Today’s The Day – Chachi Plays 2014

All the hard work Chachi and the rest of the crew have been doing over the past couple of months comes down to today. We’ll be setting up shop at The Toonseum this evening, kicking off this year’s Chachi Plays event.

You can continue to donate through the site – we have folks who will continue to monitor donations.  You can also stop by and make donations in person.   We still have some spots available for game play, too.  You can talk to us about those available slots at The Toonseum or reach out to us via twitter at @chachiplays.


Even Jagoffs Have a Soft Spot

Chachi has gotten to know quite a few people over the years.  Those of you in the Pittsburgh area (and some of you in other areas) know what we’re talking about when we say Ya Jagoff.  You probably also know about the Best of the Burgh Blog: Ya Jagoff.  Our friend over there shared this post about Chachi Plays on his site.  (Thanks Ya Jagoff!)

9th grade as promised

Well i said i would post an embarrassing picture for every $250 we got up until 10 pm this evening and you have reached the first milestone. Here is 9th grade picture day chachi in all his glory.

Please laugh quietly.



So i have this envelope.



In this envelope are 4 pictures that my parents love to bring out whenever they feel it necessary to embarrass the hell out of me.  Which is every time. Lets be honest that’s what parents do.  Now my parents have copies still of these photos which should show how much they like to  use them. These are the originals, kept in this envelope, away from prying eyes.

Heres the deal. We are 8 days away from Chahci plays 4 and i’d like to raise more money. So despite my wanting to leave these hidden, Im scanning them right now into electronic form. You want them? I want $1000 dollars in donations by Tomorrow at 10 pm.  Every time we raise $250 dollars ill give you a picture. With the final one being the baby picture.



18 hour slots available still at $50 a pop

23 tournament slots available at $25 a pop.

24 Hour Gamathon for Youth Art August 7th and 8th