The Speed Gamers are conducting a marathon to raise money for the autism support group ACT Today.
Over the last year, The Speed Gamers have raised money for a variety of charities by holding gaming marathons. In the past, they have played through all the core games in the Mario, Metroid, Zelda, and Earthbound series while raising over $10,000 for charities. Today, they have already begun a 72-hour Pokémon marathon in which they hope to raise a lot of money for ACT Today, a group dedicated to helping people with autism.
Over the course of the marathon, The Speed Gamers plan on catching the 491 Pokémon that are possible to catch without special means. This will be accomplished by playing through a multitude of games including Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia and Pokémon Ranch.
Their progress through the Pokémon titles can be watched live on their website. Also, contests will be held for viewers and donors during the marathon, with the prizes available ultimately including the game card of Pokémon Diamond containing the 491 pocket monsters that they hope to collect.