Better late than never.Desert Bus for Hope 2019

We're just a few days late in sharing this news with you, but when it comes to charity: Better late than never, right?

The latest annual charity drive (get it?) that is Desert Bus for Hope is well underway. A group of people have already spent three days driving across the desert, in real time, in an effort to raise money for charity. In three days and 6 hours, the crew has already raised over $388,400 for the Child's Play charity. The team is still going strong after all this time.

For those that don't know, this charity event includes repeated playthroughs of the classic Sega CD game, Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors. In it is a mini-game that challenges players to drive a virtual bus across the desert on an eight-hour trip from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada. The bus constantly drifts to the right, so you can't just leave the game on autopilot. Though a single trip takes just eight hours, they are playing it repeatedly so long as the donations keep pouring in.

In 2018, the team managed to raise over $730,000. With a little luck and your generosity, they will be able to surpass it this year. From the looks of it, the team is only about halfway through their marathon, so there is plenty of time left to get more donations in.

Be sure to stop by the Desert Bus for Hope website to watch all of the intense action. While you're there, be sure to donate to help support charity.

Also, shoutout to Desert Bus volunteer Dan for dropping us a reminder about this year's event.