The second annual Cowlitz Gamers for Kids charity video game expo raised over $2,750 for th Children's Justice and Advocacy Center (CJAC) of Cowlitz County.
Highlights of the event include classic gaming tournaments, a freeplay arcade of old-school console and arcade game systems, and a panel discussion by NWC champions Robin Mihara and Thor Aackerlund.
In the tournaments, the first place trophy for the Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 speed run went to Andy Patterson after two tie breakers. Jake Lorimer took home the Atari 2600 Berserk award. Both winners are Kelso residents.
The Daily News of the Lower Columbia covered the event and published an article, "Video game enthusiasts turn their passion into a way to help others", on Sunday.
The volunteers and staff of the Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Expo and the Portland Retro Gaming Expo thank all who attended and contributed funds for CJAC.
Some photos provided courtesy of the Commodore Computer Club.