Gaming, dancing marathon raised money for childrens' medical equipment

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Bakersfield Children's Medical Center is getting a little help from clever CSUB students.

The Campus Gamers Club at Cal State Bakersfield University put on a 12-hour gaming marathon for charity Saturday.

The college students raised money for Lauren Small Children's Medical Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital.

"We do this because it's an opportunity for college students to contribute to a charitable organization," said Ed Webb, founder of the club. "We do this each fall and we started out small last year and this year it has grown significantly."

This year the event offered 500 video games, computer games, card and tabletop games.

The Guinness World Record holder for marathon video game dancing was also there.

Carrie Swidecki played the Just Dance video game for 12 hours, helping raise $9,001.

The money raised will help the Center with life-saving medial equipment.

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