INDIANAPOLIS (January 18, 2022) — Gen Con, the largest and longest-running tabletop gaming convention in North America, has chosen Jasper’s Game Day and The Patachou Foundation as its official charity partners for 2022. Since moving to Indianapolis in 2003, the annual convention has raised more than $350,000 for its charity partners.
“We’re proud to support these two incredible organizations, who are doing vital work in our gaming and local Indianapolis communities,” said Megan Culver, Gen Con’s Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Events. “Every year, we are moved by the generosity of our attendees as they partner with us to raise funds for our charity partners.”
As part of this agreement, both organizations will receive proceeds from Gen Con’s 2022 fundraising efforts, including longstanding charity events such as the popular Cardhalla, a mass destruction of giant playing card structures. Both groups will also receive promotional marketing and table space at the convention to connect with attendees and share information about their work.
“The Patachou Foundation is thrilled to be named one of the official charity partners for the 2022 convention and to have Gen Con as part of our hunger-fighting team,” said Matthew Feltrop, executive director of The Patachou Foundation. “We believe in the value and power of shared experiences — whether around a board game or the lunch table — to shape a bright future for kids. With partners like Gen Con, we’ll be able to serve more than 75,000 scratch-made meals in 2022 and attack the root causes of childhood hunger in our community.”
“Jasper’s Game Day is honored to be named one of the official charity partners for the 2022 convention,” said Fenway Jones, executive director of Jasper’s Game Day. “Jasper’s Game Day strives to spread a message of hope and reach those in need of mental health services. Working with Gen Con will allow us to raise funds and reach a broader audience. During the pandemic, mental health care is more important than ever, and we will leverage this partnership to help save lives across the country and reduce the stigma that surrounds asking for help.”
Gen Con Indy 2022 returns to the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium this August 4-7, 2022, operating in a hybrid format incorporating Gen Con Online virtual programming and Pop-Up Gen Con activations at game stores across the country. Badges will be available at gencon.com starting January 30.