Game dev Bluehole raises more than $223K to help hospitalized kids

Gang-Seok Kim, CEO of Bluehole Inc. presents a check to Zach Wigal at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA. Gang-Seok Kim, CEO of Bluehole Inc. presents a check to Zach Wigal at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA. BLUEHOLE, INC.

To help hospitalized children cope with treatment through the power of video games and the gaming community, game developer Bluehole Inc. donated more than $223,000 to Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Wash.  

The funds came from a Charity Invitational for Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, which is a battle royale style game.  Invitational participants raised more than $123,000 for Gamers Outreach and Bluehole Inc. matched that amount up to $100K.

“I was honored to visit Seattle Children’s Hospital to see first-hand all of the incredible work that Gamers Outreach does,” Said Gang-Seok Kim, CEO of Bluehole Inc.  “Helping create new video game kiosks is one small way to show how much we appreciate the dedication and kindness that the staff at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital and the team at Gamers Outreach puts forth every day.”

The donated funds will go towards supporting children and teens throughout the healing process via the unique GO Karts (Gamers Outreach Karts), which are portable, medical-grade video game kiosks that enable hospital staff to easily provide bedside recreation to children who are unable to leave their rooms in hospitals.


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Gamers Outreach is a charity organization that provides equipment, technology, and software to help kids cope with treatment inside hospitals through the power of video games and the gaming community.

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