UPDATE (4-18-2012) Our friends at @8BitDads have a neat video and article of Bryan Ferguson, (one of the founders of @8BitDads) visiting @CainesArcade the day they presented Caine with a check for his scholarship fund in the amount of 152K. From this event and journey, Caines Arcade Foundation was born to encourage and foster other children to create. Read more on here.
UpDate (4-12-2012): If your child has created a carboard arcade game, send a picture or video with the name of the game, and how it works to Caine. You can share it with him on his Facebook Page.
The other day Raúl bought a bag of Cracker Jacks and said that when we were kids, there were always better prizes inside the bag of Cracker Jacks. I have to agree because I do remember getting little tinker toys instead of the paper cow tongues we got with this particular bag.
I am at an age where I remember playing in a teepee created by my older friends, playing tag, and being outside as much as possible. I also remember getting our first video gaming console which was an Atari. I remember walking with my older friends who were also neighbors to the mall to play arcade video games. Yes the good old days.
I want to play in that Arcade.
This morning on Google Plus, a video was shared called Caine’s Arcade. I clicked the link thanks to Eric Milliken who circled us on Gplus Papaheroes. I did not see the video because we got sidetracked with baby proofing the home office. So when C.C. Chapman posted the video, I went back to the vimeo video I had opened earlier but had not viewed it.
Supportive Dad and Customer
When I saw the video with Raul, we both cried over the kids determination, creativity, and problem-solving skills. We both talked about how his father George, supported him throughout the process by providing him the space to build his arcade. All it took was one customer, Nirvan to see that Caine had put a lot of thought into his business.
I don’t know how many times I have seen my nephews and even adults say that they are “bored” on Facebook. The lessons and takeaways from @CainesArcade was far better than any Cracker Jack prize you could get these days. You can make a list of all the adult lessons from Caine’s business and use them for yourself.
If your children say they are bored, show them this video and tell them to follow Caine’s example.
If you would like to donate to a scholarship fund for Caine, you can go here. As stated on the homepage,
“… imagine what this kid could build with an engineering degree.”
Nice job to @CainesArcade, his father George, and first customer @Nirvan.