Twin Suns Charities, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity with the goal of bringing the gaming community together to raise money for charitable causes through gaming tournaments. Founded in 2015 by Chad Hoefle, Chris Brown and Pasquale Mazzei, Twin Suns Charities, Inc. has raised over $81,000 for charities such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the American Cancer Society and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2017, to better accommodate growth, Chris Eggert, Luke Carrington and Bryn Kinder joined Chad, Chris and Pasquale on the board of directors.
Twin Suns serves as the managing organization of the Campaign Against Cancer. Our long term goals are to continue running the CAC as well as events like it. As our finances allow, we aim to expand our services to empower other gamers run their own charitable gaming events.
Chad Hoefle – President
Bryn Kinder – Vice-President
Chris Brown – VP of Communication
Nate Hammar – VP of Finance
Chris Eggert – Board Member
Luke Carrington – Board Member
Pasquale Mazzei – Board Member
Bringing the gaming community together to raise money for charitable causes
A world where every game played means community improvement
We aim to run ruality events for really great causes. Our goal is to make a difference in the community while keeping games fun by promoting the humble side of competition. Our message to the world: "Do good, game on."
The first Campaign Against Cancer (CAC) was held in 2014, hosted by Chad Hoefle with the help of Chris Brown, Pasquale Mazzei, Kevin Kucharski and Anthony Lillig. It began in South Bend, Indiana with the goal of having a little bit of fun and raising some money for the American Cancer Society (ACS). The event was an incredible success with 40 people attending from all around the region and raising $1300. Year two saw 4 other cities join us to bring a total of 160 players working together to raise $7200 for the ACS. Our third year saw our biggest jump in numbers up to 15 cities across the country and we raised $18,000. Year four brought us up to 17 cities and nearly 800 gamers working coming together to reach a grand total of $21,000. Most recently, in 2018, we expanded into our first international city in Australia while also supporting 24 locations in the United States. Combined, the event was able to raise $34,000 to benefit St Jude Children’s Hospital and Kids with Cancer Foundation.
Since 2014, the Campaign Against Cancer has raised over $128,000 for charities helping to fight cancer.
A World of Games, A World of Gamers. Twin Suns Charities firmly supports the equality and awesomeness of all people; by fostering a community that values the unique viewpoints of diverse people, organizing gamers to do good.
Twin Suns Charities, Inc is committed in all areas to providing a gaming environment that is free from harassment. Harassment based upon an individual's sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion or any other legally protected characteristics will not be tolerated. All participants, including tournament organizers and other event personnel, are expected and required to abide by this policy.
Sexual harassment is behavior of a sexual nature that is unwelcome and offensive to the person or persons it is targeted toward. Examples of harassing behavior may include unwanted physical contact, foul language of an offensive sexual nature, sexual propositions, sexual jokes or remarks, obscene gestures, and displays of pornographic or sexually explicit pictures, drawings, or caricatures. If a participant feels that he or she has been harassed on the basis of his or her sex, race, national origin, ethnic background, or any other legally protected characteristic they should immediately report the matter to the local event coordinator. If that person is not available, or if the participant feels it would be unproductive to inform that person, the participant should immediately contact Twin Suns Charities. Once the matter has been reported it will be promptly investigated and any necessary corrective action will be taken where appropriate. All complaints of unlawful harassment will be handled in as discreet and confidential a manner as is possible under the circumstances.