SDTECHIN Donation Drive for Pat Collins + to WIN rare stuff!


Also posted on SRK’s front page here.

Who is Patrick Collins?

He worked for the game industry & was a generous member of the fighting game community. He was a husband and father of two. He worked at Sega and helped with coding/testing for a lot of stuff during the Dreamcast days. Chances are, if you played/enjoyed a Dreamcast game back in it’s early days, it’s thanks to him and a few others that the game made it to store shelves.

Pat was a great guy in the NorCal TEKKEN community and was an arcade tech aficionado. I would often have conversations with him about the latest crazy in arcade sticks whenever I saw him at gaming industry events or fighting game tournaments. As such we are running a donation drive to help raise funds for Patrick’s family. The donation drive is going on now and ends at the end of day on Jan. 24, 2014. There will be prize incentives for all that donate as our thanks for supporting this noble cause. Special thanks to NorCal TEKKEN, SoCal TEKKEN, SDTEKKEN, Super Arcade, Mad Catz, Hori, Bandai Namco Games Inc. and everyone else who has supported our efforts so far!

The prize incentives for donating will be held separately. For every donation of $10, the donor’s name will be entered in a prize drawing to win a number of prizes including:

[]Mad Catz’ Capcom Cup ‘Platinum’ Arcade FightStick TE2 for Xbox 360
]Mad Catz’ EVO 2010 ‘GOLD’ Arcade FightStick TE for PlayStation 3
[]Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ‘Christie Monteiro’ Kotobukiya Bishoujo Statue
]Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Exclusive Mokujin/Anna Williams Poster
[*]… and a lot more (waiting to compile a full list early next week), including prototype arcade sticks, Tekken merchandise, and more!

Bandai Namco’s head honcho for all things TEKKEN will also be donating some TEKKEN & Soulcalibur related items to be included in the donation prize incentives. Hori is also seeing what they can do to help.

If you donate $20, your name will be entered twice. If you donate $100, your name will be entered ten times, etc. We will have pics/info on the prize incentives in a few days. The donation drive end date will be end of day on Jan. 24, 2014. The prize drawings will be done on Jan. 31, 2014 after the PayPal donations have cleared.

Additionally the Southern California TEKKEN community will be having a memorial tournament event in honor of Patrick at Super Arcade on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. All proceeds from the tournament entries go towards Patrick’s family.

**TEKKEN TOURNAMENT – In Memory of Patrick Collins
Super Arcade
1211 N. Grand Ave.
Walnut, CA 91789

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
TTT1 – 7PM
TTT2 – 9PM


  • $5 venue fee for Super Arcade
  • $5 – Tekken Tag Tournament

So if you want to enter both tournaments, you’ll need to bring $20! For more details you can find the facebook event page here. Thanks Matt L. & the rest of SoCal TEKKEN for organizing this! The event will be streamed by IE Battlegrounds‘ Commando! If you can’t make it to the event, you can donate directly via PayPal here.

If you’d like to donate to the cause, you can do so by clicking the button below or visiting the link here.


I’ve donated a bit and plan to donate more on pay-day. Thank you for setting this up @Markman.


I just glad to donate to a good cause.


no, thank you guys.

i know he didn’t post here much, but if ppl only knew how impactful he’s been to many ppl. i updated the op too.


I heard that one of his last tweets was talking about he was in a store and this kid was trying to fix a joystick, so he went into his car and gave the kid one of his spare sticks.



RIP Patrick.


That’s amazing. It has actually inspired me. I have an old Hori fightstick that I’m going to find someone to donate to.


I happened to donate a while back to the cause. I could only at the time donate $10, but I figured that every little bit helps (and it’s also good karma!)


Thank you everyone for your support. :slight_smile:


Donated, meant to do it sooner but I’m glad the drive didn’t end with the event finishing up. He sounds like he was a really great guy, sorry I never got to meet him :/.