Everything in life starts from something small. By just Picking up your video game controller or by playing with your mouse & keyboard, everyone’s fun imaginations are limitless just like BearTrap Gaming’s passion to help others!
Participating at our events will contribute to a great cause & organization – Child’s Play. A leading charitable gaming organization that seeks to improve the lives of children in pediatric hospitals and other child welfare facilities through donations of game consoles and other forms of electronic and non-electronic entertainment.
By participating in our events, you will be connecting yourself with children in need. Our events are held to help kids overcome challenges and assist in the healing and repairing of their lives in big ways! We continuously dedicate ourselves to something big; much bigger than us all.
“Since 2003, we’ve set up and organized Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated
to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 70 hospitals
worldwide. Over the years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to
raise millions of dollars. Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, we set up
gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids.”
“Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, we
purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These
donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers,
friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant
“Over the years, Child’s Play has received incredible feedback from parents, doctors, friends,
and patients regarding the positive influence of games during hospital stays. Studies have shown
that children able to play games while undergoing painful procedures request less pain
medication. Technology like the Kinect and Wii Balance Board allow for children to participate in
physical therapy activities in an enjoyable, approachable environment. Children also struggle
with a lack of normalcy or routine during hospital stays; being able to play a multiplayer game
with a sibling or play a handheld system during a late-night treatment helps ease these
Our LANs started back in the early 2000s with a small group of friends playing video games in a basement. Over the years, our group has grown and evolved; we all are working hard to better ourselves collectively and individually, every day. We have staff members studying to become doctors, software developers, IT infrastructure and analytical professionals to make a difference in their own way. Even with all of the demands of life, we have been able to stay together and game together each month. Through the years we’ve had many new faces show up and to us, it doesn’t matter who comes, what matters is the memories we’ve been so fortunate to create…
In 2014, it was decided that we would take what we love and turn it into something great, not for us but for others in need! Our dream is to use our fun pass time for something that is vastly different from what someone might expect. We have one purpose and end goal: BearTrap Gaming has been established to host LAN parties to raise money and provide help for children in need.