Around this time of the year, office supplies stores are pumping out the back-to-school advertisements on the TV as a reminder to parents that yes, their kids need to buy a new pack of pencils for school. Now, this isn't just because you get a better bargain for a pack of pencils, but when your schoolmate asks, "hey, can I borrow a pencil from you?", chances are you're never going to see that pencil again.
That's not the case here. I might not have that pencil James nicked from you in Grade 2, but I have something I know you've been wanting to see again. Tip of the Hats, your favorite hat-tipping, bass-fishing, chuckle-giving charity livestream, is back for September 22-24, and you can watch all the shenanigans once again at twitch.tv/tipofthehats.
Since 2013, Tip of the Hats has raised over $500,000 for Children's Oncology Services, which offers camps and other educational and excursion programs throughout the year that allow children with cancer to just be kids. Now, they're back to raise more money with a bunch of fresh variety, games, and familiar faces, all from a live studio at Esports Arena in Santa Ana, CA.
What's that, you still want your pencil back? Listen, I'll talk with James about it, but there's something else I think you're going to like. Tip of the Hats 2017 is inviting you over to come watch the stream on the big screen! While the studio itself will not be public, Tip of the Hats is hosting a live viewing party on the main floor of Esports Arena for attendees.
Want to purchase a ticket, or see more info? Head over to tipofthehats.org for all the sweet deets, and follow the official Twitter @TipoftheHats for all the updates. Donations open September 15, so if you've been wondering how to spend your money or what to do with all those hats and keys, consider donating them to their cause to help a kid enjoy…well, enjoy being a kid.
Where can I find more information on attending the viewing party?
Check out our Matcherino here: https://matcherino.com/events/7583/
Can I donate TF2 items this year?
Yes! Check out the item donation page here: https://scrap.tf/toth
When do cash donations open?
Cash donations will open on September 15th, a week prior to the event.