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
1211 N. Grand Ave.
Walnut, CA 91789
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
TTT1 – 7PM
TTT2 – 9PM
FEES & INFO
- $5 venue fee for Super Arcade
- $10 – TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2
- $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.