Goodwill Gaming Event: Play and Trade!

Goodwill’s technology store, The GRID: Powered by Goodwill, is hosting a Gamer Meet-Up to celebrate one year of being at its current storefront location on Wilkinson Boulevard. It sounds like a fun event!


Friday, November 18, from 5 – 7 p.m.


The GRID, which is located at The Goodwill Opportunity Campus at 5301 Wilkinson Boulevard in west Charlotte. 

WHAT: (click here to go to their event page)

To celebrate The GRID opening its current location one year ago, they’re hosting a Gamer Meet-Up. Gamers of all skill levels are invited to join – whether you’re an expert gamer or simply like a good Mario Kart battle every now and then, this event is for you!

  • They’ve rented a couple of NASCAR simulators from the local, professional e-sports team, The Charlotte Phoenix, that guests can try out for themselves.
  • They’ll also have a couple of retro gaming stations set up.
  • Guests can enter a raffle to win a variety of gaming prizes (including a gaming laptop, a gaming PC, and a PlayStation 4).
  • Stop by the merch table to get some free swag.
  • There will be a food truck on-site and other light refreshments available.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring games to trade with other guests.


The revenue that Goodwill generates from selling donated goods at The GRID funds career training coursesjob search supportfamily stability services and more – all of which they offer free of charge to thousands of people in the local community each year. 

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