Featured Big Hearted Gamer: Robert Workman

We support the gamers who play games and volunteer for charity. BigHeartedGamers.com wants to recognize people who support their communities, locally or at large.

What was the game that turned you into a gamer?

“I’m going back to the old-school for this one — Asteroids. Played it in a local bowling alley and got HOOKED.”

What video game charities do you play or volunteer for?

Extra Life and other charities, depending on what type of game is involved.”

What made you decide to play for charity?

“I just have such a great social outreach, and I figured I could use that for the greater good. That, and my partnerships with some of the best video game publishers out there. They’re great people.

And I’d say that the opportunity I had for Extra Life came when I got egged on by my friends to join a guild. That, and getting to see my buddy Jeromy Adams again. He’s got a good devotion to this sort of thing and it’s great to see.

I have never felt so humbled to know the people that I know as I do when I say that.”

How do you promote your campaigns?

“Through social media, mostly, but meeting with local stores and guild members is fun as well. Really fun to get the word out.”

What are some of your most rewarding experiences in gaming for charity?

“I’d say doing some good for the community in some form. It has a way of reflecting back on you that’s really something.”

Is there anything else we should know about you in regards to being a “Big Hearted” Gamer?

“I just give back what I can so that others can benefit. That and I’m a big guy, so, yeah, never hurts to make use of a big heart.”

Thank you Robert! You can support Robert and his endeavors with Extra Life on his participant page. Are you a Big Hearted Gamer? We would love to hear from you! Strike up a conversation with @bigheartedgamer on Twitter.

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