Laclede's LAN events in the past have not been for charity, but this event came at just the right time. "We saw an opportunity with the Katrina disaster to help people with the resources we have. Gamers are usually portrayed as an antisocial branch of society, uninterested in anything outside of the virtual worlds they enjoy. Recently, they've even been branded as budding criminals because of the controversy surrounding people who go out and kill someone and then say a game made them do it.
Article: St Louis LAN Party Raises $2k for Charity