Play Games for a Good Cause – Next Weekend

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Chachi Plays for Kids is back for its fourth and installment,  is scheduled for May 9th and 10th, 2014.

The gaming schedule is posted on www.chachiplays.com, and is anticipated to be filled with a variety of games, including Tetris, Mario Kart and Street Fighter/Tekken tournaments. Event organizers have also announced the Chachi Open – an 18-hole game of Wii Golf.

This year’s benefactors will be  ToonSeum  and Dreams of Hope.

Watch Chachi’s intense work out as he gets ready for the gaming marathon!

Chachi Plays for Kids began four years ago when Anthony “Chachi” Walker’s decided he wanted to do something to help improve the city he loves. “I just wanted to do something to give back to the community,” said Walker. “There are plenty of  kids out there who don’t really get a childhood, either due to economic or societal situations they’re in. If I can give those  kids an opportunity to be a kid, that’s what I’d like to do.”

The idea for a video game marathon came from Child’s Play (www.childsplaycharity.org). Mr. Walker realized it was the perfect opportunity for him to combine his love for video games and support his community. “It’s a great feeling at the end of  the day to know that I was able to help make some kid’s day a little better,” noted Walker.

During the inaugural event in February 2011, Mr. Walker raised more than $2,700 for the Mario Lemieux Foundation as part of the Make Room for Kids fundraiser and was acknowledged for his efforts by the Pittsburgh City Council.  Last year’s event raised $4,357 to support the ToonSeum and Art Expression.

Comment below for a chance to win the YaJagoff spot to play!  

Event sponsors include the Toonseum  and Sorgatron Media.

What: Chachi Plays for Kids, a 24-hour video game marathon fundraiser.
When: 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014
Where: ToonSeum, 945 Liberty Avenue # 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

ATM Jagoffs

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By 2014, you’d think we’d all know how to use an ATM machine and move along efficiently.  It’s kind of like the people that get a cart full of groceries and then go to the self-checkout line and then have no idea how to use the bakery button or veggie scale!

First, pulling up to the ATM can be a challenge for some.  In this pic, it might be that the window is broken OR this person has zero spacial awareness for their car!  This lady needed a long distance dedication withdrawal from Kasey Kasem!

The guy on the left is more than likely that same guy that uses cash in the grocery store and has to count out every single exact penny out of his little bubble change purse just to “get rid of some pennies!”  In the meantime, I’m behind him in the lane thinking that he has been at the ATM long enough to apply for, and receive approval of, a home equity loan for a local poker game!

Seriously…at the ATM, use it at get out of the way vs. using the ATM, counting your money twice, putting it in your wallet, leaving $20 out to give to the kid for his allowance, combing your hair, fixing your make up, adjusting your belt, checking the car’s gas gauge, taking a sip of your drink, checking your review mirror, checking your side view mirror, using your rear-view mirror to check for food in your teeth and then putting your car in gear (after trying to re-start it when it is already started) because some of us have a life to get to Ya Jagoffs!

 

Special thanks to @bankermom777 on Twitter for being an honorary Jagoff catcher.

Win 2 Free Tix to Penguins Alumni Event

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Hope to see you at this!

COMMENT BELOW BEFORE MIDNIGHT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN 2 FREE TICKETS

A fundraising event to support the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation (www.PEMF.net)

Event: “Hang Out With The Pros”

On May 17th, you can eat, drink, swap a hockey stories and strategy, get autographs and photos as well a play corn-hole and bubble hockey with some of the Pens Alumni as well as local TV and Radio personalities.  We might even convince Brian Trottier to do a few songs on his guitar.   Of course, if the Pens play that afternoon, we’ll have the game on.

This event will feature Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni, including former Stanley Cup winning goalie, Ken Wregget, NHL Hall of Famer and 6-time Stanley Cup Champion, Brian Trottier and a number of others to be announced shortly. Pittsburgh’s own, Dave Hanson of the Hanson Brothers from the 1970’s movie, “Slapshot.” will also be on hand and “foiled up.”

Location:  31 Sports Bar and Grille, Bridgeville, PA (Outside Deck)

1020 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017

31 Sports Bar and Grille is owned and operated by Penguins Alumni, Ken Wregget and his wife Cindy.

Time: 1-4pm

Ticket Price: $25/Ticket, Rain or Shine, All ages welcome.

Food/Beverages:  Cash Bar, Buffet Style Food

Menu: Reuben Egg Rolls, 3 Flavors of wings, Chicken tenders, Onion Rings, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Provolone Wedges, Poutine, Bavarian Pub Pretzels, Ham and Turkey Sliders

 Current Sponsors:

84 Lumber

UPMC Health Plan

PensInitiative.com

Miller Lite

To buy tickets go to PEMF.net.