Gaming for Good
The Michael J. Fox Foundation has teamed up with Wizard World to auction off a one-of-a-kind, 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine on eBay. 100% of the proceeds will help support Parkinson's research.
Wizard World, Inc., the preeminent producer of Wizard World Comic Cons across North America, is partnering with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) to auction off a custom-made and autographed Back to the Future™ 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine, created by VPcabs. The machine will be donated by VPcabs and autographed by cast members Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson. VPcabs will be debuting the 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine, along with its digital pinball machine, at Wizard World Chicago, August 18 – 21.
eBay for Charity will begin the auction for the custom-made and autographed 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine on Saturday, August 20 with 100% of proceeds going to the MJFF. Both the Back to the Future digital pinball machine and the 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine were developed by VPcabs via a licensing agreement with the NBCUniversal Brand Development Group.
“We are continuously grateful for every unique partnership that helps speed a cure for the estimated five million people worldwide who live with Parkinson’s disease,” says Debi Brooks, Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, The Michael J. Fox Foundation. “By connecting Back to the Future fans to our community, we do more to speed research toward a cure and move closer to a future without Parkinson’s.”
The custom-made and autographed Back to the Future 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine features:
- Original Back to the Future artwork, custom designed to make this machine one-of-a-kind
- Laser engraved plate autographed by the 3 cast members
- Limited edition 1 of 1
- LED buttons, Joystick and trackball
- Orange Electroluminescent molding
- Wizard World Logo on the front of the machine
“We are honored to partner with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and help raise money for such an incredible cause,” says John Maatta, Wizard World President & CEO. “We are also excited to share this unique experience with our fans in Chicago.”
The auction will begin at 11am PST on Saturday, August 20 at this link: http://www.ebay.com/rpp/bttf