Edmond, Okla. (July 27, 2018) – Saturday, August 11 the Edmond Gaming Group will be hosting its monthly Community Day in the Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Lobby from 1 pm – 4 pm with food, refreshments, over $200 worth of raffle ticket prizes, and three hours of increased frequency for game players to catch August’s featured Pokémon “Eevee”, as well as the Pokémon’s chances to become shiny for the first time.
Once players are at the event, they can check in through The Silph Road and receive a raffle ticket for entry into the prize drawings. Food and refreshments will be provided by Old School Bagel Café and McAlister’s. Edmond Gaming Group Badges, which are membership cards that have special discounts and deals from participating businesses, will also be for sale during the event.
The monthly gatherings were started by the game’s founding company, Niantic, and are held in hundreds of cities all over the country. The Edmond Pokémon GO community group was started a little over a year ago by Registered Pokémon Professor, Lucas Officer. Players can also connect on the Discord server, EdmondGo, which is a messaging app that links the entire Pokémon GO community.
“People use the Discord server daily to coordinate meet ups for raids around town. I would say we see anywhere from 100-400 messages a day in the chat,” said founder of the local Community Days, Lucas Officer. ”We are up to over 900 members right now and we have seen over 200 people in attendance at our Community Days”.
Officer has been involved in Pokémon since its beginnings in the 90s and has organized all of the additional public celebrations of the event in the Edmond community. Officer also runs and judges the local card game tournaments at Al’s Sports Cards.
Sponsors of the event include Citizens Bank of Edmond, Al’s Sports Cards and Gaming, and Storm Brew Games