Fighting inclusion in games and against online bullying, EA has donated a total of $1 million to three non-profit organizations as part of its annual Play to Give campaign.
The non-profits set to receive the donation includes the UN’s HeForShe campaign, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, and Ditch the Label. EA invites fans and gamers across the globe to join in supporting these charities as part of the Play to Give campaign, live through June 9th.
Alongside the donation, EA is set to host it’s inaugural Building Healthy Communities Summit, created to discuss online toxicity and methods of building positive community environments.
The summit takes place in Hollywood, California on June 7, featuring speakers such as Ditch the Label CEO Liam Hackett, What’s Good Games podcast hosts Andrea Rene and Brittney Brombacher, as well as members of EA’s Studios and Community program team and various influencers from the gaming community.
“As we create games for hundreds of millions of players around the world, it’s very important to us that players feel like they can engage and enjoy the experience without fear of threats or harassment,” said Chris Bruzzo, Chief Marketing Officer at EA. “With the help of our Play to Give partners, we’re working to create safe and inclusive spaces where everyone can play. This year, we’re also hosting the first Healthy Communities Summit to bring together influencers and leaders across the gaming community to fight toxicity in games.”
Read the full announcement here.