Members of Malta’s iGaming industry spent a day under the sun to raise funds for local charities.
Last September, about 15 gaming-related companies in Malta competed against each other—all in good fun, of course—to raise €15,000 for three philanthropic organizations: Re/Max and Friends Foundation, Puttinu Cares, and Inspire.
The event, called Malta Sports Day, was a brainchild of Matching Visions CEO Dennis Dyhr-Hansen along with Ramona Mifsud, Christian Ellul, Erik Gjerde, Jeremy Broad, Jeremy Charles Grech, Eman Pulis and Kevin Buttigieg. According to the organizers, the idea was to bring the iGaming industry closer by participating in friendly competitions—mainly in sports activities—for good cause.
iGame Group finished in the first place after overwhelming their competitions in the 60m hurdles, ladies event, potato race, 1kg and 2kg shot put events, and the tug of war game. But at the end of the day, organizers and participants said it was the local charity that emerged victorious.
“It was a great event. I love seeing so many good people from so many companies come together to have some fun and raise money for a good cause: Charity Boom!” Dyhr-Hansen told CalvinAyre.com.
The inaugural sports day was held at the Marsa Sports and Athletic Ground, and had the participants from local and international iGaming companies compete in track, field and other sports events.
“It’s amazing how people come together for a common goal such as charity. I would like to thank those involved in organizing the event as well as the sponsors for being so generous both with their time and financially,” Dyhr-Hansen said.
“It was an excellent experience and great fun to organize and watch participants compete in a friendly environment. The committee did an excellent job in the organization and we are grateful for their donation,” Jeffrey Buttigieg, member of the Re/Max and Friends Foundation board said.
The next edition of Malta Sports Day is planned for early summer, and the iGame Group team said they will return to defend their position.