April 04, 2022

Playing for Pets is Thursday and Friday

Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty, staff and students will be leveling up for charity later this week as they come together with Playing for Pets to play video games to benefit St. Francis CARE (Community Animal Rescue and Education), a no-kill, animal shelter near Murphysboro.

The two-day live-streamed event is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 7-8. The event is open to current SIU students, faculty and staff. Each day will consist of a 12-hour stream for players to play video games. Closer to the event, organizers will post on the event website how to make online monetary donations and where to take donations of bags of dry cat and dog food and pet toys.

The event is organized by the Communication Studies’ Special Topics in Public Relations class which is covering Video Games: Art, Culture, and History of a Medium, and SIU’s Public Relations Student Society of America, a registered student organization on campus. Justin Young, an assistant lecturer in communication studies, is the instructor.

Anyone is allowed to join on camera. Participants are asked to not wear clothing with offensive material on it and to keep language as family friendly as possible.

For more information, contact justin.young@siu.edu or visit Playingforpets.com.