Gamers are coming together for a good cause this weekend, right here in the Wiregrass.
1UP games and Fanatix will be kicking off the circle city Gameathon this Saturday, starting at 5pm.
Lasting 24 hours, the Gameathon will featuring tournaments of the popular Nintendo fighting game Smash Brothers, the Microsoft shooter Halo, and the card game Yu-Gi-Oh.
In addition, there will be door prizes and raffles--including one for a classic Nintendo Entertainment System. The event starts at 5 p.m. Saturday and lasts through that time Sunday.
The proceeds will go toward Mission Firefly, a mission dedicated to improving the lives of those in poor and rural areas of Guatemala.