Rarely does an opportunity present itself where one can game for the greater good, but KingsIsle Entertainment, makers of the MMO Wizard 101, kicked off an in-game charity fundraiser last month and today reported it raised $126,000.

The money, raised by users purchasing Meowmodon, an in-game mount valued at $15, went to the Austin Children’s Shelter, which provides emergency shelter for abused and neglected children and Child’s Play, a charity which provides toys and games to children in hospitals.

"Wizard101 fans have shown that there truly is strength in numbers," said Elie Akilian, CEO of KingsIsle Entertainment. "We were thrilled to see the Wizard101 community band together to benefit these two great organizations."

Good job Wizard 101 fans! This truly noble deed will enhance the lives of many and should leave you with a spring in your step for the good you’ve done!

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Eddie Makuch is a Blast staff writer. Reach him at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch.

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