The Seventh Annual Catanathon Against Cancer
Presented by Snakes & Lattes
TORONTO, ONTARIO, [DATE] – On October 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM, dedicated gamers will gather at Snakes & Lattes Annex to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. As long as donations keep coming, and despite additional challenges and surprises, players will endure round after round of the iconic strategy game Settlers of Catan. Over the last six years the event has raised a combined total of over $21,000 for cancer research and awareness, with Snakes & Lattes staff and dozens of celebrity guests gaming for as long as the donations keep coming.
From humble beginnings in 2011, the Catanathon Against Cancer has grown to an annual event reaching over 24 hours in length. The event extends as in-person and online donations roll in, with specific donation amounts purchasing hilarious mini-games and activities, from unfortunate handcuffs, to dance parties, to a round of Jenga with a spicy surprise for the loser. Featuring local celebrities such as Space’s Ajay Fry, authors Adrienne Kress and Lesley Livingston, standup comic Gavin Crawford, magician Zoltan the Adequate and more, the event keeps the fun going all day and night long.
Returning as sponsors are Mill Street Brewery and Propellor Coffee, donating proceeds to keep the games coming. New this year is a relationship with Catan Studio, the publisher of the game, supplying increased reach and prize support.
Audiences can tune in to livestream the action and donate at snakesandlattes.com/catanathon, or in person at Snakes & Lattes Annex, and can join the fun by tweeting @snakesandlattes with the hashtag #catanathon.
About Snakes & Lattes Snakes & Lattes opened in Toronto in 2010 as North America’s premier game cafe. Eight years later, it has expanded to three locations in Toronto. Snakes & Lattes provides access to over 1,000 board games for a $8 fee, and offers a full menu of food and drink, including specialty coffees, local craft beer and classic comfort food. Guests can also request the help of a Game Guru, an expert employed specifically to recommend and teach board games. Learn more: www.snakesandlattes.com
### For press access, additional promotional photos or more information please contact Mandy Jelsma at catanathon@snakesandlattes or at (416) 834-3735
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