Remember when we mentioned Grantoo to Grant-you? The socially positive social gaming platform for sociable college students (and clients of the very social folks at TriplePoint) had previously offered its tuition-based prizes to players on a select number of campuses, but now they’re done with all of that selectivity and restriction. Social gaming for charity is no longer a walled garden! A new tournament sponsored by Grooveshark, starting today, is open to every student of every college, everywhere. So get back to work and play more games, you slacker.
From the press release:
The Grooveshark-sponsored tournament kicks off today and lasts until May 14th. Grooveshark is donating a total of $5,000 to help college students pay their tuition bills and donate to charities including: Pencils of Promise and Engineers Without Borders. $2,000 will be awarded to the winner on May 7th and $500 to the winners each day thereafter. Because Grantoo stands by the importance of giving back, every winner pledges to donate at least 10% of their winnings to a charity of their choice.
If social gaming isn’t a valid use of your college’s broadband, I don’t know what is.