SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Salt Lake Comic Con (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/) and Salt Lake Gaming Con (http://saltlakegamingcon.com) announced a nonprofit fundraising opportunity on all Salt Lake Comic Con tickets on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Fifty percent of proceeds from the sale of tickets on this day will be donated to the Humane Society of Utah.
Tickets can be purchased onsite or online. Salt Lake Gaming Con 2017 is July 7-8, 2017, at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.
In February 2017, Salt Lake Comic Con named the Humane Society of Utah its official charity for 2017. The Humane Society of Utah welcomes every animal that they can legally accept and is dedicated to the elimination of pain, fear and suffering in all animals. Since 1960, the Humane Society of Utah has been sheltering abandoned animals, fighting cruelty and neglect, and creating an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals across the state of Utah. The Humane Society of Utah is an open-admissions “no-kill” shelter that will save the lives of over 11,000 animals this year alone.
Salt Lake Gaming Con 2017 will feature a number of game playing activities for attendees, including video games, board games, e-sports and gaming tournaments and competitions. Gaming competitions include Injustice 2, Warhammer 40K, War Machine & Hordes and Overwatch Tournaments to name a few.
In addition to game playing, fans can also interact with gaming celebrities such as Ed Fries, Jennifer Hale, Steve Blum, Anjali Bhimani, Josh Petersdorf and Feodor Chin. This year’s event will also feature a number of new activities for the entire family such as a Mystery Escape Room, WizKids, USS White Buffalo, Dart Gun Zone, Live-Action “Super Kart Racing,” a Board Game Library and a Cosplay Contest.
“We always want to be involved in our community and support causes that do good work and mean a lot to our fans and partners,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer. “The Humane Society of Utah does wonderful work and we’re confident that as always our fans will support this effort and help us provide much needed money and resources for our animal friends and the heroes that work so tirelessly to find them loving homes.”
“Our goal for 2017 is to save 11,500 animal lives, and so far, with the support of partners like Salt Lake Comic Con we’re at 44 percent of that goal,” said Deann Shepherd, Marketing Manager with the Humane Society of Utah. “We appreciate the partnership we have with Salt Lake Comic Con and the heroes in our community that help us not only keep our doors open at all times but help us place more than 90 percent of the animals we receive every year.”
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“We love our partnership with the Humane Society of Utah and the opportunity to work with their team and the wonderful animals that they support and care for,” said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. “Our fans are always so supportive and this special fundraiser is just one way that we can give back to our fans while helping create awareness and adoptions for our pet friends.”
For more information about Salt Lake Gaming Con 2017 or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.saltlakegamingcon.com/. For more information about Salt Lake Comic Con, visit http://www.saltlakecomiccon.com/.
ABOUT SALT LAKE GAMING CON:
Salt Lake Gaming Con was founded by Jake Williams and is produced in partnership with Dan Farr Productions. Salt Lake Gaming Con is an annual regional gaming convention focused on the best of gaming including video games, board games, tournaments, video game voice actors, developers, professional gamers, industry experts, advanced gaming technologies, game specific exhibitors and panels. Find out more at www.saltlakegamingcon.com.
ABOUT SALT LAKE COMIC CON:
Salt Lake Comic Con is organized by Dan Farr Productions, in partnership with ABC4/CW30 of the Nexstar Broadcasting Group, and was co-founded by Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg. Dan Farr Productions is an event and marketing group devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium celebrities and brands in the pop culture arena. Dan Farr Productions is dedicated to producing spectacular celebrations of popular culture that lead the market in providing exceptional and rewarding experiences for our consumers, fans, celebrity guests, vendors and partners. Find out more at: www.SaltLakeComicCon.com, www.abc4.com/.
About the Humane Society of Utah
The Humane Society of Utah is dedicated to the elimination of pain, fear and suffering in all animals. Since 1960, the HSU has been sheltering homeless animals, fighting cruelty and neglect, and creating an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals across the state of Utah. HSU is the largest open-admissions shelter in the state and welcomes any companion animal that can legally be admitted. As a member of the No-Kill Utah (NKUT) Coalition, the HSU works hard to ensure that every healthy and treatable pet that enters the facility will be placed into a loving home. The Humane Society of Utah is a local, private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that does not receive any state tax dollars or government funding. HSU is funded by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses and foundations. Read more about the HSU online at www.utahhumane.org.
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