Rock around the clock

by: Sean Colleli -
More On: Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Blockbuster is hosting a 24 hour Guitar Hero 3 tournament at one of their Dallas, Texas stores.  It goes from Friday the 16th to Saturday the 17th, with Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert starting the ceremonies.  A donation of $5 will get you unlimited playtime, and even better, your donations go to improve children's education in Dallas.  Oh, and there are some cool prizes for the winners too.  I wish they were doing one of these in Columbus, although I probably wouldn't make it out of the medium bracket.

Guitar Hero 24 Hour Marathon

Presented by BLOCKBUSTER®




WHAT:                        The Guitar Hero 24-Hour Marathon, Presented by BLOCKBUSTER.  Participants will have the opportunity to donate $5 for unlimited play to perform songs from Activision’s “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.”  First- through fifth-place winners will receive an array of prizes, including a grand prize of two round-trip Southwest Airlines tickets, an autographed “Guitar Hero” guitar signed by the game’s developers, Nintendo Wii gaming system and a reserved copy of “Guitar Hero: Aerosmith,” set to release in June. 


                                    All donations collected from the event will go to the Dallas non-profit foundation, Education is Freedom, which is part of the “Igniting Opportunity for the Children of Dallas Campaign (IOCD),” a cause dedicated to increasing the educational achievement of children in Dallas.   


BLOCKBUSTER is also featuring a CEO/Celebrity Challenge in which local area CEOs and celebrities will contribute $5,000 each to perform a song and compete against each other during the event.  Other participants may designate that their $5 donation be counted toward their favorite celebrity or CEOs, and the CEO/Celebrity with the greatest funds raised will earn the title of Dallas CEO/Celebrity Guitar Hero. 


Guitar Hero Challenge participants need to be at least 7 years of age   Those under the age of 18 need a signed waiver from their parent or guardian in order to compete.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  For more information, go to:


Where:                        Blockbuster Store

(Northwest corner of Lemmon West @ McKinney)

3501 McKinney Avenue

Dallas, TX  75204

(214) 373-1585, ext. 222


When:                         Friday, May 16, 2:30 p.m. – Saturday, May 17, 2:30 p.m.


Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and Jim Keyes, Chairman and CEO, Blockbuster Inc., will kick off the 24-hour marathon at 2:30 p.m.

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