Over the course of three days, the team will play nonstop through thirteen titles to raise money for Ally's House.
For over a year now, The Speed Gamers have been racing through popular series such as Metroid, Pokémon, Earthbound, and Halo all in hopes that they can raise a significant amount of money for charity. So far they have donated over $15,000 to different charities across the US.
This month the volunteers, aged 18 to 28, will be hosting a seventy-two hour Zelda marathon that will run from Friday March 13 at 6pm (CST) until Monday March 16. They're hoping to complete all thirteen Zelda titles, including both the console and handheld versions. All the donations made by viewers will be sent to Ally's House. The charity was created by Toby Keith to help families with young members seeking cancer treatment pay medical bills and other expenses.
For anyone interested in donating to their cause (via Paypal) or watching the speed run, there will be a live feed accompanied by a commentary and viewer prizes at their website http://www.thespeedgamers.com.