SalukiLAN is an annual charity LAN party event hosted by the Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s student chapter of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).
SalukiLAN is continuously growing, and is the largest LAN party in southern Illinois. SalukiLAN is the premier gaming event in southern Illinois. We have hundreds of gamers, Gigabit internet, tons of swag, raffles, tournaments and other events.
Last year, we grew by 100 people. In 2013, we had 100 attendees, in 2014 we had 200. We are hoping to hit 300+ in 2015.
During the event, we hold raffles and collect donations with 100% of all earnings going the the charity Childs Play (www.childsplaycharity.org/). Childs Play uses donations to purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.