Creative fundraisers are awesome fundraisers. Fundraising with video games are even better. That’s why I like the Mario Marathon. Three guys are playing through a bunch of Mario games to raise money for Child’s Play. Hitting certain monetary goals unlocks certain levels that the three players must beat, with the final level unlocking at $156,611.19. Will it happen? Who knows? The next level to be unlocked as of this writing is the 584th level to play (World 9, Level 4 of New Super Mario Bros Wii at $16,647.53). After finishing that game, it’ll be time to return to Super Mario Galaxy to beat all the levels. This is to make sure every game they included shows up.
There are also prizes whether you donate or not, so go check it out. Maybe something will tickle your fancy.