On August 1st, 2015, we held a podcast marathon to raise funds for Ben, a 10 year old autistic boy from Elgin who is fighting for his life from brain cancer. One way to donate is to click on the GoFundMe link in the upper right hand corner of this page. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible that will directly support Ben and his family.
Please add #PodcastMarathon in the notes area when you donate to Ben's GoFundMe so we can see the impact this event has had.
Thanks so much. Your generosity is truly appreciated.
Elani who runs an amazing YouTube Channel made this video to help support Ben's Warriors! Please help support this kid in his fight against Cancer, and donate this weekend during Southgate Media Group's charity podcast marathon to raise money for him. Thank you!
Podcast Marathon 2015 Line-Up
August 1, 2015 9am to 9pm Blue Box Café, Elgin IL
Throughout the day there will be raffles and a silent auction in an effort to help raise funds for Ben and his family.
9:00 – 10:00 This Week in Geek
10:00 – 10:25 Sports Geekz
10:30 – 10:55 80’s Reboot Overdrive
11:00 – 11:45 Too Much Scrolling
12:00 – 12:55 Geektastic Cage Match
1:00 – 1:25 Blacklist Exposed
1:30 – 1:55 Dead Days Radio
2:00 – 2:25 Remake This Movie Right
2:30 – 2:55 Hollywood Outsider
3:00 – 3:25 Wrestling Authority
3:30 – 3:55 Under the Dome Roundtable
4:00 – 4:55 Trivia Mayhem
5:30 – 5:55 Alphie’s Toy Chest
6:00 – 6:25 League of Geekz
6:30 – 7:10 We Know Games
7:15 – 8:00 Doctor Who Roundtable w/James Wylder
8:00 -9:00 Superfight: Doctor Who Edition
*LINE-UP SUBJECT TO CHANGE
**START TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Contact: Robert Southgate
Tel (847) 975-9147
Fax (630) 283-0540
- For Immediate Release –
PODCAST MARATHON TO HELP LOCAL ELGIN FAMILY
Elgin, IL July 15, 2015 – Southgate Media Group and Blue Box Café are holding a podcast marathon to raise funds for Ben, a 10 year old autistic boy from Elgin who is fighting for his life from brain cancer.
To celebrate the two-year anniversary of Southgate Media Group, Martha and Rob Southgate decided to hold a podcast marathon at the Blue Box Café, home to their weekly live podcast show “Live at the Blue Box”. When they heard the story of Ben, they knew they had to find a way to help. Using the podcast marathon as a fundraiser was a perfect fit.
Ben is a wonderful, funny, 10 year old boy from Elign, IL who loves to play all types of video games, loves school, loves his family, and is autistic. Ben has had emergency Brain surgery twice. The second surgery resulted in the removal of a grapefruit size tumor. It was determined that he has Brain Cancer and on June 29th, 2015 the pathology reports confirmed he has a Glioblastoma Multiform.
Martha and Rob, along with the Blue Box Café, have organized a 12 hour podcast marathon that will include not only podcasts from Southgate Media Group but also other podcasts that are based in the Chicagoland area. The podcast community truly wants to help support Ben and his family during this immensely difficult time.
The Southgate Media Group Podcast Marathon will be held on August 1st, 2015 from 9 am to 9pm at the Blue Box Café in Elgin, IL.
Southgate Media Group hosts close to 100 podcasts, a number of blogs, does live shows, and has a growing YouTube channel featuring vlogs and original content.
They can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and most other podcast directories as well as on YouTube, Meerkat, Twitch and Google+. All episodes and more can be found at the website www.southgatemediagroup.com.