The Connect Center for Youth hosted exhilarating day of gaming, fun, & fundraising, all in the name of a good cause on December 2nd. Claim to Fame Entertainment was a proud sponsor of this amazing event.

Event Recap:

  • Gaming Tournaments: Gamers competed in thrilling gaming tournaments across various platforms, from classic consoles to the latest releases.
  • Youth Cosplay Contest: Participants showcased their creative sides in our youth cosplay contest. They transformed into their favorite game characters and won new swag & prizes.
  • Open Gaming: Attendees immersed themselves in a world of nostalgia + fun with our classic arcade games. Pac-Man, Street Fighter, & more awaited their high scores in the battle for the BEST player in the 518.
  • Food and Refreshments: Attendees recharged at the vendor station with gamer classic snacks inspirations, like “Gamer Fuel” from Upstate Cold Brew, or “Pixel Pops” from Nelly’s Treats.
  • College & Career Fair: Visitors met different local schools and industry players with a gamer focus.

Gaming isn’t about winning; it’s about creating a space that is inclusive & supportive. We couldn’t have survived without a community, so we appreciate your participation in celebrating our passion and growing our community far and wide across the Capital Region.

All proceeds from this event went towards the Connect Center for Youth, supporting safe after school programs and resources to families in the Capital Region.

Gaming has always provided me an outlet for creativity while sharing memorable, often hilarious, moments with friends and family.

When Benjamin World Wide Williams shared that the Connect Center for Youth would be hosting their “Level Up Esports Gaming Showcase & Fundraiser” I knew instantly I just had to support. From gaming, music recording and coding, the programs they offer to our community youth is truly an inspiration to me!

I’m happy to donate a brand new PlayStation 5 from The Francella Foundation for the event as a giveaway/prize and I can’t wait for Level Up attendees to have the chance to win one of the best new consoles!