24 hours of board games for celebrating tens of thousands of dollars for Carmichael Outreach

Board game enthusiasts are coming together this weekend for a 24-hour celebratory event of Play with Your Food (PwYF).

On Saturday, more than 90 boardgamers will be at the University of Regina celebrating $42,575.02 being raised in the last seven months for Carmichael Outreach.

“This is a significant amount of money,” says Amanda Benesh, Development Coordinator for Carmichael Outreach.

“It equates to 24,094 meals, it costs Carmichael approximately $11,812 a month to feed between 250-300 meals throughout the year.”

In September of that year, PwYF set out to raise $15,000.

This goal was then achieved and PwYF set a new goal of $25,000. The second goal was surpassed in mid-January and PwYF determined the sky was the limit.

In 2023, PwYF raised the most money out of any previous events. In eight years, including 2023, PwYF has raised more than $255,000 for Regina charities.

“Finding solutions to challenges is the very basis of board gaming,” says Matt Robertson, PwYF co-chair.

“While the gaming community in Regina gathers and enjoys a good challenge at the game table, we realized we can also find solutions to broader issues facing Regina; food security being one of those, and this year, with our help, Carmichael Outreach is able to address some of those needs.”

The event runs from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10:00 a.m. Sunday at the University of Regina.

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