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New Marion game store raises money for children

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MARION -- A family-owned business in Marion introduces us to a new place for entertainment. The game and retail store Asteroids 2 Zombies is place for kids and adults to play games.

The store is located on 1108 North Carbon Street, Suite K. Inside you can find, board games, card games and comics. There's even a game room for patrons to bring their games and play. Owners opened the business in March as a way for gamers or game lovers to come together for some fun.

They're also hosting a 24-hour gaming marathon with proceeds going to St. Louis Children's Hospital.

"I personally am pledging $5 for anybody who comes in and plays a game with us, up to the first 200 people, and you don't have to stay the whole 24 hours. I just want to see you come out and support this cause," says co-owner Jan Rethorst.

The fundraiser is organized by gamers through Extra Life, which raises funds for The Children's Miracle Network. Rethorst hopes to raise $2,500. 

You can bring your own game or play one of theirs Saturday, June 3 starting at 10 a.m. and ending Sunday, June 4, at 10 a.m.

RPG fans and trading card game players call (618) 998-8103 or stop by the store to organize groups, adventures, and pick up a sponsor sheet.

For more information, check out their Facebook Page.

To donate or join the Asteroids 2 Zombies team, visit

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