On the heels of last year’s successful event, good friend and Commodore Computer Club member John Hancock is organizing the 2nd Annual Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Classic Video Game Show on April 9th, 2011 in Kelso, Washington.

Last year the gaming community helped John raise over $1,300.00 USD for the Childrens Justice and Advocacy Center (CJAC) and the Commodore Computer Club is convinced we can do better this year with your help and support.

It is CJAC’s mission to provide children who have experienced sexual or physical abuse a coordinated community approach to investigation, prosecution and treatment that promotes their safety, healing, and well-being. CJAC is operated out of the Cowlitz County Prosecutor’s office.

The show will be on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Kelso Red Lion Hotel in Kelso, WA. The city of Kelso is about 1 hour north of Portland, OR or 2 hours south of Seattle on I-5. Doors open at 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Admission is a suggested donation of $5.00 USD to CJAC, although you are invite you to contribute more if you can.

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The show will be held in a larger ballroom this year rather than being distributed across two smaller rooms as in 2010. Like last year, it will feature classic video game vendors, a freeplay gaming arcade and several video game tournaments throughout the day.

The Commodore Computer Club is a confirmed vendor for this years Cowlitz Gamers for Kids and 50% of the proceeds we earn will be donated to the Childrens Justice and Advocacy Center (CJAC), so if you’re looking for great deals on Commodore computer items and want to help a good cause, be sure to stop by our vendor table.

In addition to outside video game vendors, there will be T-shirts and other merchandise specifically made for the event that will also be sold specifically to suport CJAC.

The event is child-friendly so please feel free to bring the entire family. We’ll see you at the 2nd Annual Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Saturday April 9, 2011.

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