Gaming is fun. It always has been. Simple enough, right?

But wouldn’t it be so much better if you could give while you game?

That’s the idea behind gaming marathons – and at Zelda Universe we tend to report on them often. After all, they are Zelda-centric and are always for great causes.

Another upcoming Zelda marathon coming to an internet connection near you is the next “Zeldathon,” a series of Zelda marathons organized by teens from Meadville, Pennsylvania (which, by the way, totally exists, apparently). The group has seen their fair share of successful marathons; their most recent, back in June, raised $3,300 for the American Cancer Society. With their next marathon, they are going to attempt to beat out old efforts by having higher quality broadcasts of the players and by having – what else? – a longer marathon.

For more info regarding Zeldathon and to learn how you can donate, hit the jump.

This new marathon will be for the purpose of raising thousands for the American Diabetes Association, and for Matthew Moffit, the Marathon Director, this is a very dear issue. In the Zeldathon press release, Moffit states:

“Both my father and grandfather passed away due to complications of diabetes. It is my hope that through this event, we can not only have lots of fun with our audience, but raise a great deal of money to help fund diabetes research as well.”

Moving words, Matthew. The marathon starts on December 27th, and if you want to donate, please visit

Pumped yet? How about a promo video?