39-year old baseball superstar Curt Schilling will be making his game debut on EverQuest II starting next month, according to an announcement from Sony Online Entertainment.
Schilling’s game character will be online for three days during the Yankees vs. Red Sox baseball series June 5-7. During this time, any one can challenge the “epically awesome, loot-dropping virtual bad guy;” SOE will donate $5 (up to a maximum of $10,000) to the ALS Association, an organization that helps patients with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. After the three-day series, Curt’s character will remain in the game as a high-powered enemy that gamers will have to face later in the game.
In addition, SOE encourages its users to type “/ALS” within EverQuest II and donate money to the ALS Association, Curt’s charity of choice. This program will run throughout the entire three-day baseball series.