Brian Brinegar, Chris Deckard and John Groth

Brian Brinegar, Chris Deckard and John Groth: For the past four years, Brian, Chris and John, Engineering Computer Network employees, have been the lead players/organizers for an online Mario Marathon, which raises money for Child's Play Charity. As of June 27, they have raised more than $70,000! That brings their four-year total to close to $200,000! Other Purdue employees are involved with promoting and assisting with the event, including Emily Blue, Sundeep Rao, Ben Cotton, Andy Sydelko and John O'Malley. Child's Play Charity is a community-based charity grown and nurtured from the game culture and industry. More than $7 million in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America and the world have been collected since its inception. -- Emily Blue