Pokemon GO Enthusiasts Donate Money To Relay For Life
NEW ULM, MN- Pokémon GO launched its monthly community day Sunday afternoon and to pair players with a good cause, one group decided to add to the fun.
The New Ulm Area Pokémon GO organization partnered with Hy–Vee to allow residents a chance to both enjoy the day and make a difference.
In coordination with the game, three teams were on the hunt for Squirtle, and even got the opportunity to meet him afterward.
Everyone who came out to German Park were encouraged to donate money to their teams jar, benefitting Relay For Life, but the cause and competition didn't stop there.
Founder of the New Ulm Area Pokemon GO group Doug Jones says "We have a lot of personal challenges going out. So, we'll challenge each other and then whoever catches the least amount of Shinies has to donate so much money to the winner's team. So, everyone wins when it all goes toward charity and Relay for Life is great charity to donate to."
Following three hours of catching Pokémon and hatching eggs, roughly 80 individuals raised $420 for Relay for Life.
The app's community day will entice another event to unfold next month, however a time and date has not been set.
To stay up-to-date with group, including future events, you can follow its Facebook page.
- KEYC 12