Thanks to more than 100 people coming out to play video games, a summer educational program gets a big boost.
Barry Electronics presented a check to the Lima Police Department for just over $1,900 for the Summer Youth Police Academy. The funds came from the recent charity video game competition. A record number of 128-players came out for the event and organizers say donating the money to the Lima Police Department program just made sense.
"They could have done whatever they wanted to do to help them and instead of doing that they turned around and gave it back to the Summer Police Academy Program which really impressed me and obviously is why one of the big reasons why we continue to give to that program year after year," explained Brian Barry, Barry Electronics.
This was the 15th year for the charity video game competition.