Steve Aoki's Gaming Event Raises $250K For Brain Research

Steve Aoki is a man who wears many hats. This week, the DJ, producer, and entrepreneur debuted his first annual The Aoki Games, raising $250K for brain research. 

The event took place in Las Vegas, Nevada and facilitated competitive games such as A-O-K-I basketball, Street Fighter, Twister, corn hole, ping pong, and chess. 

All donations are going straight to The Aoki Foundation, an organization supporting brain research and prevention. It was founded in 2012 and is supported by Cure Alzheimer’s, BrightFocus Foundation, Best Buddies and the Lou Ruvo Center.

For more information on this great cause, check out his website here


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  • Annette Kluge

    I work with Banner Neuro Wellness. This non profit provides exercise and wellness programs for individuals with neurodegenerative movement disorders. Our mission is to help keep people as independent as possible while increase their quality of life even during time of progression. Our center would like to write a grant for a study that would use virtual reality gaming to increase gate, balance and stimulate quality of life. I know that Aoki Foundation supports innovative research in these type of areas but I have yet to find a place to send a grant request. I would be grateful for any information to further my search.
    Sincerest Thanks,
    Annette Kluge


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