Support a Fellow Summoner and Make-A-Wish ®

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Ryze

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05-04-2012
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Summoners!

Last year, you showed us the power of this community when you supported the Red Cross’ Japan earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. This year, we’re asking for your help to support a fellow summoner, Joe.

Joe has been battling Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare type of cancerous bone tumor that affects thousands of children around the world. Joe, a 17-year-old from Westchester, Pa., first joined the ranks of League of Legends a couple of years ago with his friends, and plays the game as a way to stay connected with them as he undergoes treatment.

A few months back, we started working with Make-A-Wish® to bring Joe and his dad out to our Santa Monica HQ to spend the day. We were excited to meet him, and were blown away by his courage and positive attitude.

Joe’s visit inspired us to give back to Make-A-Wish to help them make more of these wishes possible. From now, May 4, until 10:30 a.m. PT on May 18, 2012, Riot Games will donate 100 percent of the RP sale price for Joe’s favorite champion, Jax, and his Jaximus skin to Make-A-Wish. To make it easier to help, we’ll also be lowering the price of both the champion and skin by 50% during this period.

Your purchase will help Make-A-Wish impact the lives of the thousands of kids around the world with life-threatening medical conditions through their wish experience. Since its founding in 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 280,000 wishes, and now serves children in 48 countries. Funds raised from the promotion will benefit Make-A-Wish America and Make-A-Wish International to bring hope, strength and joy to wish kids throughout the world.

You can also visit wish.org (U.S.) and worldwish.org (International) to learn how you can share the power of a wish®.

Check out a few photos from Joe’s visit to Riot Games:


Joe and his father Ken grab a picture with some Rioters by his welcome sign in our HQ’s lobby.


Joe teams up with Brandon “Ryze” Beck, Marc “Tryndamere” Merrill and David “Phreak” Turley to take on a group of Rioters, while Rivington “RivingtonThe3rd” Bisland III shoutcasts the match for other Rioters watching.


Joe takes a photo with Brandon “Ryze” Beck, Marc “Tryndamere” Merrill and Andrew “Tamat” Beegle after scoring a victory on the Field of Justice.


Joe sits down with members of the Riot champion and skin design teams to look through original concept art.


Joe sits down with members of the Riot champion and skin design teams to look through original concept art.


Joe holds a poster signed by dozens of Rioters.


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Crossroads

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05-04-2012

Last
EDIT: Sorry, first?


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Watery

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05-04-2012

sweet deal mang
we love you Joe


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Hiroshi Yuki

Junior Member

05-04-2012

Sounds like a very kind thing to do, this donation drive. I'll go out and buy a RP Card later this weekend and pick up Jaximus, methinks. Good to see Riot is aiding foundations such as Make A Wish.


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DasdeFW

Senior Member

05-04-2012

Awesome! I was waiting forever for the Jaximus skin to go on sale... er I mean I'm doing it to fight cancer!


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Kyoko Sakura

Senior Member

05-04-2012

Buying the skin


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RiotNurseFlan

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05-04-2012

Very sweet :]


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such fire

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05-04-2012

Second picture, look at everyone else smiling, then look at phreak.
EDIT: Jaximus will be mine.


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CliveXCalamity

Junior Member

05-04-2012

Good luck buddy.


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Calobius

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05-04-2012

This is the exact reason why I'm going to school so I can work for Riot. Good people.