Comic store hosts charity event for children’s hospital
Published: Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 08:07
The Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming store hosted a night of food, fun and a bit of magic for a good cause Friday.
The Four Horsemen hosted 24 hours of promotional card games, video game tournaments and competitions to benefit the charity organization Child’s Play.
Child’s Play is a charity that provides toys and video games to hospitalized children.
With the help of more than 20 Morgantown businesses, The Four Horsemen was able to keep its doors open all night to customers and donors.
"Ever since we started, we wanted to do something like this but we never really had the man power or the ability," said Ron Davis, co-owner of Four Horsemen. However, general manager Dane Looman convinced Davis to hold the event.
"We were just sitting around talking about how we wanted to do a better thing for the community, and we found out about Child’s Play," Looman said. He was excited about
Child’s Play, but he wanted the proceeds to benefit a local hospital.
"We were afraid they wouldn’t go to a local hospital, but we checked out the list of possibilities and found out (Child’s Play) benefited WVU’s children’s hospital."
Some of the many events hosted by Four Horsemen was a Magic: The Gathering card tournament, "Soul Calibur V" video game competition, Warhammer battles, and one man hosted a "Go" challenge.
Charles Fahey, a local engineer, came to the Four Horsemen not to play video games, but instead to play the ancient Chinese board game of Go. For a donation of $5, a challenger could play Fahey on a medium board for a chance to win $50. For a $10 donation, a player could win $50.
Fahey, also taught new players the rules of the game on a small board for free.
When he heard about the event, he was happy to help out. "I come here regularly and found out this store was doing it (a Child’s Play event) and decided to give them a hand. Go is my game, so I decided to run a Go table," he said.
According to The Four Horsemen, more than $2,100 dollars was raised with the help of hundreds of donors.
To learn more about the Four Horsemen and future events, visit http://fourhorsemencomics.com.