One of the things we are most proud of as Microsoft employees is our dedication to our community. Every October, Microsoft sponsors an annual Giving campaign. During the campaign, numerous events are organized and employees are encouraged to support their favorite charities by giving money or time, which Microsoft matches up to $12,000 per employee, per year. Last year’s Giving campaign raised over $100 million for various charities around the world!
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Microsoft’s Giving Campaign, the Wordament team and several other gaming groups are participating in a special Gaming4Giving Tournament. Microsoft employees can donate and compete in one or more gaming tournaments. Wordament’s tournament begins this Sunday, October 14th, and runs through Wednesday, October 17th, at 5pm.
The eight participants with the highest accumulated total score over the course of the tournament will be invited to a final face-off at Microsoft Studios (Wordament’s headquarters) for a best of three real-time competition. The player with the highest accumulated score over the three games will win an great prize!
Microsoft employees can sign up internally. If you are a Microsoft employee, and you’d like to join, please send us mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject line: Gaming4Giving and we will send you more details. Next week, we’ll be keeping everyone up-to-date on the tournament and the finalists–via our Facebook page—who will compete on Friday, October 19th, LIVE. As always, we will be on hand to record and we will post the outcome. We are really proud to be a part of this event and it’s just one of team’s efforts to help save the world in 2:45 increments!