Gaming marathon set to benefit Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund

Local gamers will be helping to raise money and toys for the Columbus Fireman’s Cheer Fund, with a 24-hour board-game-a-thon in downtown Columbus this weekend.

Organizer Tyson O’Haver explains that the event runs from 6 p.m. Friday evening to 6 p.m. on Saturday evening at Hotel Indigo.

This is the second annual board-game-a-thon. Last year’s event raised $1,200 and provided a pickup’s truck worth of toys for the Cheer Fund.

Participants will be able to play board games, card games, role-playing games and other gaming activities from a large game library. All ages are welcome to play, he said.

There will also be drawings for door prizes of donated games and a silent auction. Food is being donated for Friday and Saturday evening meals.

The cost to participate is $20 and the donation of a new toy or game.